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This course will show how one can treat the Internet as a source of data. We will scrape, parse, and read web data as well as access data using web APIs. We will work with HTML, XML, and JSON data formats in Python. This course will cover Chapters 11-13 of the textbook “Python for Everybody”. To succeed in this course, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook and the first two courses in this specialization. These topics include variables and expressions, conditional execution (loops, branching, and try/except), functions, Python data structures (strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples), and manipulating files. This course covers Python 3....
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Jun 18, 2020

This course was really interesting and did a good job introducing complicated topics in usefully simplified form. It was a pleasure to listen to the instructor and I got everything I wanted out of it.


Apr 23, 2020

Great course. The lectures are clear and thorough. The assignments are challenging yet doable. The only thing I would like is to see more assignments to get more practice with the techniques learned.

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By Dana M

Dec 5, 2015

This is the third course I have taken from Dr. Chuck, and I have loved them all. His teaching style matches my learning style and I find Python to be an easy to learn and easy to use language.

By Musab A

Dec 29, 2021


thank you very much, the courcse was useful and exiteing, easy to learn and useful projects.

Appreciate the instructor and thank you coursera for this course.

Best regards.

Musab O.Agha

By Siddharth B

Sep 30, 2020

I did not know anything about XML or JSON but feel amazing after this course. I would recommend this all dummies like me to take this course and remove the fear of programming out of yourself.

By Shubham K

Jun 25, 2020

One of the best python course out there. This course has helped me immensely in building up concepts of python which I can use in real life. Thank you so much Dr.Chuck for this amazing course.

By Hemanth S

Apr 11, 2020

Dr Chuck is awesome, I am an FCCA (chartered accountant in England) and I managed to complete this by following his video lessons you can imagine how powerful and user friendly this course is.

By sarish b

Jul 24, 2018

This is a good course I have Learned a lot of new thing like API json ets etc..Overall this is a great course the videos are awesome and instructor is friendly so the magic of learning is here

By Natália M S d C

Apr 11, 2018

The dynamic of this course helps to keep one motivated. The lectures are very well explained and most of the exercises are challenging for those that are learning the topic for the first time.

By Aminur R A

Jul 12, 2020

Alhamdulillah, I'm lucky to be introduced to it. I'm really curious to do some interesting work, particularly on web access strategy.

One can say, it's a handicraft with web access strategies.

By Margarita M

May 25, 2020

I really enjoyed doing this course. Assignments are very useful and practical. E.g. I know how to import data from WEB (html, xml, JSON) and know how to use regular expression in Python code.

By Sumanth L

Mar 23, 2019

I will only able to accurately grasp/thank the entirety of Dr Chuck n co's help in my journey of becoming a Data Scientist a few months/years from now as I mature in my thinking and learning.

By Taha R

Dec 28, 2017

Thank you Dr. Chuck! I have always wanted to learn Python well, but never had the chance. You make learning Python accessible yet also challenging. Its the perfect level of difficulty for me!

By Eike K

Dec 29, 2016

I have had little experience writing code, but wanted to write a little program to interface with a Web API. This course was really good to teach me the basics of API interfacing with python.

By Pratik K

Jun 10, 2016

This is one of the Best intermediate python course you would find out there. Being taught by a professor from a reputed University, you could blindly enroll. It mainly focuses on Web scraping

By Pertti T

Jan 4, 2016

Dr. Chuck makes learning and using Python to 'non-trivial' Web -access tasks so easy I would not have believed is possible. This course gives kick-start for your own attempts to conquer Web.

By Leonardo G

Feb 26, 2023

Muy buen curso, corto pero conciso. Explica como acceder a datos mediante las API de proveedores conocidos. Recomendado como introduccion a xml y json empleando el versatil lenguage python .

By Emilie P

Mar 14, 2021

Great course! Dr. Severance is an engaging lecturer. His staff do a good job answering questions on the discussion forums and the programming assignments will really help you build skills.

By Vikramdas V

Jul 18, 2020

After completing this course I have gained great confidence and set my Goal much higher. I want to thank you, Dr. Chuk, Coursera, and University of Michigan to bring such a Practical course.

By madhav n

Jul 15, 2020

It was really a rollercoaster experience and great learning throughout the course. Those worked out example videos were of great help and though I had to pay for the course but it was worth.

By Abhik B

Jun 29, 2020

Course content is very good. Videos are nice and I enjoyed watching the. Intuitively formed auto-graded assignments were really good. However, there is a bug in the last assignment of weeks.

By Aditya M

May 8, 2020

Really AMAZING Course!!!!!!! It had amazing resources and videos . Thank you so much Dr. CHUCK for your amazing videos, your upbeat attitude and for helping me continue my journey in PYTHON.

By Nihit S

Jul 2, 2019

Excellent! Highly recommended! I am a novice with no coding background but the way this course is presented by Dr. Charles and the material provided really makes it easy to understand a lot!

By Gustavo S H

Mar 14, 2016

Delivered just right. I actually got a good understanding of JSON and XML, and how to use them with Python through this course. Thank you for all the team, this has been a great experience!

By Neil R

Nov 30, 2015

Awesome program, well structured, well lectured, student-focused and challenging engaging while making all the hard parts easy to grasp and understand to the novice/entry level student. A+++

By Rodolfo A

Mar 6, 2021

Excellent course - enjoyed the theory, the demonstrations and the assignments. In my honest opinion, this is a great course for working adults that are looking at enhancing their skill set.


Jun 17, 2020

Accepted Good python course you are at right place. This course helps to learn so many things. You can easily understand all thing. Given Assignment is perfect for for test your knowledge.