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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.


Aug 19, 2022

Interesting course, I consider information about XML and JSON as very informative. I will continue specialization "Python For Everybody". Thanks for Dr. Chuck and everyone, who created this material.

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By venu g g

Sep 22, 2020

simple and easy to know about the topic of Regular Expressions to json and GeoJSON API and other things in the course. the way of teaching the things in a simpler way, I liked the most

By Karri A

Jun 24, 2020

This course is somewhat difficult with respect to course 1 and course 2

But after taking this course my view on data transmission and data representation in Web has completely changed.


By Luis T

Jan 25, 2020

Well organised and comprehensive coverage. The slides and explications are kept as simple as possible, but yet do not spare out important details - a balance that is hard to achieve.

By Arnab M

Dec 21, 2019

Excellent course. Interesting contents. Good instructor, intuitive design, fun interviews. Overall interesting. But people should complete the previous two courses before starting this

By Nancy M

Jan 14, 2019

I like this course--with the video lectures and the text book, it feels like a real class! The forums are pretty useful too, especially when having the same troubles as other students.

By Kalob T

Oct 1, 2018

What an amazing course. This teaches you more than "just a website", it teaches you the tech behind it all, where it came from, how it works, how it relates to python and so much more.

By Ying R

Nov 22, 2015

This is the second class I have taken with professor Charles Severance on Coursera. Love the flexible schedule and clear lectures/assignments. Thanks a lot professor Charles Severance.

By Luiz B

Jun 23, 2022

Great course, I love the practical examples with python within the videos and also how coding has been taught in a simple and understandable way throughout this entire course. Thanks

By Louis M A A

Jan 15, 2021

This is a very great course. Dr. Chuch has demystified a lot of python concepts that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out. It is the greatest course that I have ever taken.

By Anuj K

Nov 4, 2020

The Course really helped me understanding networking and how can we use the web services to create our own services and applications. Best programming course ever. Thank you Charles!


Oct 5, 2020

Requieres dedicarle tiempo y total atención, pues hay algunas partes que no son tan triviales. Fuera de eso, recomiendo este curso al 100 para introducirte al uso de Python en la web.


Jul 13, 2020

Its an amazing course to learn how to access web data using python. I learned things which were difficult to me before but now i am able to think and solve it. thanks for this course.

By Arman H

Oct 16, 2021

Another great course in the PY4E specialization. It gave me the confidence to use python to access data over the network. On a side note, I choose JSON over XML any day of the week!!

By Seth J

Sep 23, 2020

It begins to become a little challenging, but the information is very easy to digest and the professor is great. Could use maybe a tad more practice projects, but no real complaints.

By Yifan H

Jul 5, 2020

This course is amazing in general and I've learned a lot of useful skills. The content is a bit difficult so that you need to work really hard on reading the supplementary documents.

By Arnold A

Mar 20, 2016

It was an opening-mind course for me. I rated 5 stars because it helped me in my work place. So it is not just a good-to-know course, but actually it also built up your competencies.

By 陈泽远

May 28, 2021

The coursera is a little difficult for me, My English is not good. I learned a lot from this course,and I used the forum to get teaching staff's help,Thanks for those who helped me!

By Anupam B

Aug 15, 2020

Immensely useful course. It's kind of engrossing for me as I proceed with every course on Python that is being offered by UM and especially when you have Dr.Chuck as your professor.

By Mert D

Jan 20, 2019

Awesome course! I have learned very useful information about how to use python with web technologies, and how to use XML, JSON technologies. I got a good knowledge of API s also!

By Deniz C

Feb 7, 2017

I enjoyed the course very much. One can start the course before the formal date, which is a very good option for the people, who does not have much time. Thanks a lot for your work.

By Itai S

Nov 17, 2015

The Course is excellent. It gives a good overall view on many important aspects. The Assignments are too easy while giving the correct building blocks for writing your own programs.

By Daniil T

May 11, 2022

This course is a part of "Python Specialization" from Michigan State University with Dr.Chuck. As always, it's very well structed and delivered in clear and understandable manner.

By Karan B

Jun 19, 2019

I found this course very informative and practical. As a beginner level programmer, it truly expanded my knowledge about web services, APIs, and how to access web data using python

By runner l

Mar 11, 2017

nice course for intermediate user. It would be better if there is some assignment (maybe only a few) have more challenging questions which cannot found much hints in lecture notes.

By Konstantin G

Jun 30, 2020

Not bad for understanding how to receive data from different datasets. Just for understanding, without deep learning. But you can get feed for your brain for continuous education