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Python Syntax And SemanticsPython LibrariesComputer ProgrammingPython Programming

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Beginning to Program in Python

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction to the Spyder IDE10m
Arithmetic operations1m
Our first functions4m
Creating strings and using them in print statements.7m
The "input" statement and combining strings5m
Using the "if" statement11m
Converting strings to numbers. Using the remainder operator10m
Introduction to loops - the "while" loop5m
The "for" loop; tracking down errors6m
5 readings
Setting up Spyder10m
Starting Python. Our first lecture and exercise file.10m
Exercises1.py -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10m
Differences in versions of Spyder are minor, so don't worry about them.10m
Practice functions for debugging Python code10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Working with Lists and Importing Libraries. The Random library.

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Lists continued5m
Stepping through lists using loops2m
Introduction to datatypes3m
Converting datatypes2m
Working with lists of sublists; writing a small report8m
Lists continued9m
Introduction to libraries. The random library.7m
More on Loops and Append10m
1 reading
Exercises 2 -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Tuples, Data Dictionaries, Text and CSV Files

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 69 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Reading and writing files6m
Running Python Programs (Windows)5m
Installing Environments on a Mac5m
Running Python Programs (Mac)3m
Writing scripts in Python17m
Reading and writing CSV files19m
5 readings
Exercises3.py -- The exercise/lecture file for this module.10m
Python files needed for this module.10m
Text and CSV files used during this module.10m
FAQ/Errata PDF Version: Change in Spyder; Running in a Command Prompt10m
If python does not run, read this file.10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Functional Values, Sorting, Formatting, Statistics, and a Menu Driven Database Program

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Descriptive statistics15m
Formatting print statements5m
Starting the database application7m
Displaying the records4m
Adding and deleting records5m
Editing records3m
Saving records to a CSV file1m
Loading the records from the CSV file4m
Running our database application as a stand-alone program2m
2 readings
Exercises4.py -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10m
Additional program and data files needed for this module.10m

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