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Python Programming Essentials, Rice University

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About this Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Python programming! We'll learn about the essential elements of programming and how to construct basic Python programs. We will cover expressions, variables, functions, logic, and conditionals, which are foundational concepts in computer programming. We will also teach you how to use Python modules, which enable you to benefit from the vast array of functionality that is already a part of the Python language. These concepts and skills will help you to begin to think like a computer programmer and to understand how to go about writing Python programs. By the end of the course, you will be able to write short Python programs that are able to accomplish real, practical tasks. This course is the foundation for building expertise in Python programming. As the first course in a specialization, it provides the necessary building blocks for you to succeed at learning to write more complex Python programs. This course uses Python 3. While many Python programs continue to use Python 2, Python 3 is the future of the Python programming language. This first course will use a Python 3 version of the CodeSkulptor development environment, which is specifically designed to help beginning programmers learn quickly. CodeSkulptor runs within any modern web browser and does not require you to install any software, allowing you to start writing and running small programs immediately. In the later courses in this specialization, we will help you to move to more sophisticated desktop development environments....

Top reviews

By JW

Apr 26, 2018

I really enjoyed this course, but I would highly recommend taking something along the lines of Codecademy prior to this one. It will help to get you versed in some of the more basic things in Python.

By DV

Jan 17, 2019

Awesome teaching especially the course was designed in such a way that after the completion of the course the student can definitely feel confident about the particular course he learned .

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232 Reviews

By Ramazan GUVEN

Mar 22, 2019

This course is perfect for a beginner.I was new but I have got a lot of knowledge.Thanks you so much Rice university and Joe and Warren :)

By Junwei

Mar 22, 2019

A fairly good course for the beginners of python but I think there is more to teach for a beginner.

By Jorge Ortiz

Mar 17, 2019

Very Good The Course

By Vivek Vardhan Adike

Mar 16, 2019

This course is very good to know the basics and the assignments are good to test us practically. Overall a good course for a beginner who is looking for Python.

By KUAN HUI CHEN

Mar 16, 2019

wonderful class!! i learn it well

By Stefan Yu

Mar 13, 2019

Very clear instruction. Course provides great resources that facilitate success.

By Anjali Garikipati

Mar 11, 2019

This course is very good for learning Python fundamentals.

By Soroosh Akef

Feb 26, 2019

The instructors are quite articulate, and the course is very well organized. Recommended for absolute beginners.

By ABHISHAY V SHETTY

Feb 26, 2019

It was a marvellous experience,considering the fact that in-depth teaching of concepts. The intriguing assignment questions and the focus on error resolving was unparalleled. It was a great idea to introduce us to two separate domains of experience-theoretical as well as practical.

By Anders Schlosser Andersen

Feb 23, 2019

A great course with lots of exercises that helps deepen your understanding of the information.