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What you will learn

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    Retrieve data from websites and APIs using Python

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    Understand the protocols web browsers use to retrieve documents and web apps

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    Use regular expressions to extract data from strings

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    Work with XML (eXtensible Markup Language) data

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JsonXmlPython ProgrammingWeb Scraping

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Getting Started

6 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Welcome to Python - Guido van Rossum1m
Windows 10: Installing Python and Writing A Program8m
Windows: Taking Screen Shots2m
Macintosh: Using Python and Writing A Program4m
Macintosh: Taking Screen Shots4m
5 readings
Python Textbook10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Welcome to Python 310m
Notes on Choice of Text Editor10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Regular Expressions (Chapter 11)

4 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
11.2 - Extracting Data15m
Bonus: Office Hours - Den Haag2m
Bonus Interview: Bjarne Stroustrup - C++15m
1 reading
Python Regular Expression Quick Guide10m
1 practice exercise
Regular Expressions20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Networks and Sockets (Chapter 12)

8 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
12.2 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)14m
Worked Example: Sockets (Chapter 12)6m
Using the Developer Console to Explore HTTP10m
Bonus: Leonard Kleinrock - The First Two Packets on the ARPANET13m
Bonus Video: Robert Cailliau - co-Inventor of the Web9m
Bonus: Office Hours - Atlanta GA (Buckhead)3m
Fun: Dr. Chuck @ CNN Reading the News4m
1 reading
If You Want to Learn More10m
1 practice exercise
Networks and Sockets20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Programs that Surf the Web (Chapter 12)

8 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
12.4 - Retrieving Web Pages6m
Worked Example: Using Urllib (Chapter 12)3m
12.5 - Parsing Web Pages9m
Worked Example: BeautifulSoup (Chapter 12)9m
Bonus: Office Hours - Montreal4m
Bonus Interview: Tim Berners-Lee - Inventing the Web1m
Fun: I Got My Mojo Working - Geneva, Switzerland5m
1 reading
Notes Regarding the Use of BeautifulSoup10m
1 practice exercise
Reading Web Data From Python26m
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By ABJun 7th 2019

Getting a bit more challenging than the earlier courses in the specialization. The exercises require more struggle, but all the information is there. Another step along the way. Thank you, Dr. Chuck!

By JMDec 3rd 2016

I have not found an easy way to learn how to code with python language. Mentor are really helpful and Dr Chuck is one of the most self explain professor that I have met in my three university career.

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Charles Russell Severance

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About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Python for Everybody Specialization

This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization....
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