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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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Jun 25, 2020

Good course, had a great hands on practice with the Runestone Notebook Environment.\n\nAppreciate the efforts of the instructors and whoever has designed in making the course and helped delivering it.


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

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By Vaibhav V

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent course with enough practice material.

By Alex T

Feb 21, 2020

more thorough than the everyday python series.

By Ayushi M

Jun 15, 2020

Covers all the important topics. Great one!!!

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 Ajitha K

Jul 13, 2020

Awesome course! It goes at the perfect pace.

By Ujjval K

May 22, 2020

very nice course and very interested subject


Apr 15, 2020

one of the best specialization for beginners

By Monith V

Apr 01, 2020

It is the best course to start with Python.

By Aninda D S

May 22, 2020

Great learning experience from this course

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 Shashwat P

May 21, 2020

Very Informative course. very well taught

By Sowmya K

Jun 16, 2020

Amazing ... Good Start need for beginner

By Esra_Elfallah

May 05, 2020

It was enjoyable, and I learned a lot :)

By Ammiel G Y

Mar 21, 2020

Great course... has in-depth explanation

By Chaoyi W

Mar 08, 2020

Good course! The Fopp is really helpful.

By fan

Jun 11, 2019

I love the way they organized the course

By Zekarias M

Jun 05, 2020

Very challenging but rewarding journey!

By Maria E N

Jun 23, 2020

Great course! Definitely recommend it!

By Abdullah A J J

Jun 22, 2020

Best online python course I ever have.

By Oleksandr Y

Apr 28, 2020

Interesting, deep and serious lessons.

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 Binyan C L

Apr 25, 2020

An Excellent Course, really helpful!