University of California, Davis
Python Basics for Online Research Specialization
University of California, Davis

Python Basics for Online Research Specialization

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Seth Frey

Instructor: Seth Frey

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1 month at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Practice with Python by bridging between the basics of a programming language and interacting with the Internet and address the human side of code.

  • Practice with strings, lists, Booleans, errors, lists, and list manipulation. Learn how people use code to represent real-world ideas.

  • Manipulate the flow of how your code runs, turning logic into useful work. Learn about loops, list comprehensions, and conditional statements.

  • Author more complex ideas and capabilities in Python using dictionaries, how to work with them and nest them, functions, refactoring, and debugging.

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Python Basics: Interacting with the Internet

Course 19 hours3.2 (12 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn why it's worth learning to code and what an API is by dealing in the basic currency of the social Internet.

  • Run "code notebooks" and discuss the psychological part of learning code to make you feel more prepared to see yourself as someone who codes.

  • Apply the programming language Python and bridge between the basics of a programming language and interacting with the Internet in fun new ways.

  • Using Python, you'll learn how to say one phrase in over 100 languages in Google Translate, and take simple phrases by translating them.

What you'll learn

  • Learn strategies for getting coding help and run code to automatically access thousands of pages on Wikipedia.

  • Practice playing with text, numbers, true/false values in Python and learn how to handle error messages and ask for help.

  • Learn how Python lets us change, grow, access, and play with lists.

  • Run code that accesses Twitter from Python, interact with virtually every aspect of Twitter, and learn about social media bots.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to play faster and looser and more casual with code, skimming and copying code from the Internet.

  • Discuss code flow and the order that your computer reads the code you write. This introduces us to a whole other level of thinking in code.

  • Logic can be harnessed to do useful stuff. We'll make it concrete by performing tasks like building an anagram finder.

  • Apply Python by robocall and spam text yourself through the Twilio API.

What you'll learn

  • Explore your own web browsing habits and manage code complexity and reading manuals.

  • Discuss how Python understands complex and real world things, and practice looking under the hood of a single tweet.

  • Apply the building blocks of Python and turn it into a little language for drawing pictures.

  • Practice "debugging" code and learn to think the way code thinks.

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Seth Frey
University of California, Davis
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