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About the Course

This course introduces the dictionary data structure and user-defined functions. You’ll learn about local and global variables, optional and keyword parameter-passing, named functions and lambda expressions. You’ll also learn about Python’s sorted function and how to control the order in which it sorts by passing in another function as an input. For your final project, you’ll read in simulated social media data from a file, compute sentiment scores, and write out .csv files. It covers chapters 10-16 of the textbook “Fundamentals of Python Programming,” which is the accompanying text (optional and free) for this course. The course is well-suited for you if you have already taken the "Python Basics" course and want to gain further fundamental knowledge of the Python language. Together, both courses are geared towards newcomers to Python programming, those who need a refresher on Python basics, or those who may have had some exposure to Python programming but want a more in-depth exposition and vocabulary for describing and reasoning about programs. This is a follow-up to the "Python Basics" course (course 1 of the Python 3 Programming Specialization), and it is the second of five courses in the specialization....

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Sep 16, 2019

It's amazing learn for beginner .A wonderful learning resource and very simple way explains everything . Excellent lessons ,check your understanding ,e-book ,practice, and quiz work and lot of thing


Jan 29, 2020

Great follow-on from the basics with essential information. Well constructed series, well presented lessons, with great practice questions. I feel a big step closer to writing useful python code.

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By Ufuk T

Sep 06, 2019

It is a useful Python course so you can learn a lot by coding.

By Reynold E O

Jan 24, 2020

Great module. Finally know how to handle some datastructures

By Justin P

Sep 03, 2019

Great course, and the online textbook is a super resource.

By Yanqing H

Jun 22, 2019

very good course! explained the basic concepts so clearly.

By JaiKishan K M

Feb 09, 2020

Superb, specially the interactive book is really awesome.

By Songly H

Mar 25, 2019

Great course with clear and easy to understand lectures !

By Abdulmajeed A I

Feb 18, 2019

Learned alot in this course. Helpful and well structured.

By Carlos S

Feb 16, 2020

Excellent presentation. Very good method of peer review

By manish k m

Jun 19, 2019

it is very nice better than every other online courses.

By thanhta

Jan 23, 2020

Great course with lecture and good amount of exercises

By Mahavishnu R

Aug 18, 2019

Great but should work well to complete final project.


Dec 26, 2019

Me gustó, bien estructurado y muy bien explicado !!!

By Benoit R

Jun 27, 2019

Teaching at the right speed, with the right tools

By Mohamed S R I

Jan 30, 2020

I have been enjoying this specialization so far.

By Chris I

Feb 15, 2019

This was a very informative and enjoyable course

By SaketKr

Mar 08, 2019

It was awesome. The assignments were so good.

By Klaus G

Jan 04, 2019

Very good instructors and a lot of exercises.

By Yam H L L

Jun 26, 2019

One of the best online courses i ever had.

By Javier E H

Dec 24, 2018

Great course with a true hands-on approach

By fan

Jun 11, 2019

I love the way they organized the course

By Mordechai P

Jan 13, 2019

Very cool and useful training program!

By Minhaj A A

Dec 30, 2019

Great course, cleared my many doubts.

By Nabiyev B

Dec 16, 2019

I've learnt many things from course.

By Elena P

Sep 19, 2019

Great course, recommend it for sure!

By Paul s J

Mar 29, 2019

I learned the most from this course.