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About the Course

The goal of the course is to introduce students to Python Version 3.x programming using hands on instruction. It will show how to install Python and use the Spyder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for writing and debugging programs. The approach will be to present an example followed by a small exercise where the learner tries something similar to solidify a concept. At the end of each module there will be an exercise where the student is required to write simple programs and submit them for grading. It is intended for students with little or no programming background, although students with such a background should be able to move forward at their preferred pace. The course is four modules long and is designed to be completed in four weeks....

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Jan 3, 2017

Quite interesting introduction to Python, focusing on the most important components of the language. Looking forward to other courses using the same format. Thank you Bill and team for your hard work.

Nov 24, 2020

It was my first experience with Python and I enjoyed it very much! A lot of thanks to Instructor and all team, who made this course so interest and understandable. Thanks to Coursera team as well.

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By Harsh K

Jun 16, 2017

Good course to start your career in Python programming. The lectures were easy to understand. Hope to see advanced courses on Python, especially related to Networking, as I'm hoping to use Python for Network automation in future.

By Lainey S

Jan 9, 2017

Definitely a "concise introduction". I felt like the course was a little too easy and didn't provide much meat to the material. A good start for an inexperienced programmer, but too remedial for experienced programmers.

By menashe

Apr 1, 2018

Although it is a "consice introduction" I would expect to learn about classes and objects in this course.

The assignments are too easy - some of the problems require writing only 1-2 lines of code.

By Leonardo L

May 19, 2018

Missing "essential" stuff like networking (sockets, ports, etc.). About loops only for and while were explored. I'm sure there are many more (switch-case, until, unless, etc.). Too basic.

By Ignacio D

Apr 22, 2020

Good essential introduction. However many things are not explained properly, in many instances some functions are shown or required to use without being clearly explained earlier.

By Henrik N

May 6, 2018

3 first weeks had a good mix of exercises, week4 felt like it missed a lot of good opportunities to create exercises based on what was covered in the presentations

By Lenartowicz

Oct 11, 2020

I would prefer more compact presentation, less vocal, first syntax , also explanations why spyder environment, python program structures, best part - grading

By Serge T

Apr 5, 2020

Very instructive this lesson. I struggled a little with the videos because of their quality. Nevertheless, great content.



Aug 13, 2018

Good starter course that is well explained. Sometimes the problems could be more related to real world examples and challenges.

By Desabandhu P

Sep 6, 2020

First two units were taught well and easy to follow. 3rd and 4th unit were not much experimental and unable to follow up.


Jul 15, 2017

This courses is very good as it deals with the basic concepts of python. A perfect course to learn python, for beginners.

By Francis G A

Feb 21, 2017

Good quick introduction. Very good. Easy to work through the Exercise Sets. Professor typing on he keyboard quite loud.

By Piyush S

Jan 13, 2020

auto grader was horrible even doing everything correct it won't show correct ..Wasted lot of time because of autograder

By Tường A

Jul 3, 2018

Thanks for this course.It very goodCan you add more subtitle ? Like VietnameseThank you Mr.Bill

By Nishita D

Jun 17, 2020

Assignment structure and the environment to submit assignments is not user friendly.

By Ellissa V

Aug 21, 2017

Good starter course, a bit too easy if you are already familiar with programming


Feb 15, 2019

good for basic ... But too basic we needed some advancement in the course

By Rajesh B

Oct 6, 2017

Decent intro course on Python. It's concise as the title says.

By Manan J

Jun 18, 2020

The course doesn't cover the basic python programming.

By Lindsey P

Aug 10, 2020

Videos became monotonous over time and hard to watch.

By Roger F C

Jun 13, 2017

Basic course. Basic skills. Good examples

By Daniel S d C L

Nov 9, 2020

Useful, it's only so basic

By Shashank

May 19, 2020

Slow but informative.

By Joshua B

May 21, 2017

Went too fast.

By Olajuwon S

Apr 24, 2017

Loving It!