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Python for Everybody - Exploring Information

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Learn Python from scratch with this comprehensive course. Topics include installation, variables, loops, strings, files, lists, dictionaries, tuples, regular expressions, network programming, web services, OOP, databases, and data visualization.


1: Installing Python

The first task is to work through the installation steps including installing Python and text editor ...

2: Why Program?

We learn why one might want to learn to program, and look at the basic issues with learning to progr ...

3: Variables, expressions, and statements

We learn how to make variables and store data in those variables.

4: Conditional Execution

We look at how Python executes some statements and skips others.

5: Functions

Take a brief look at how Python implements the 'store and use later' programming pattern.

6: Loops and Iterations

We look at how Python repeats statements using looping structures.

7: Strings

We look at how Python stores and mnipulates textual data using string variables and functions.

8: Files

We learn how to open data files on your computer and read throught the files using Python.

9: Lists

We look at Python's simplest data structure - the list. Lists can store more than one item in a var ...

10: Dictionaries

The dictionary data structures allows us to store multiple values in an object and look up the value ...

11: Tuples

The tuple is a Python data structure that is like a simple and efficient list.

12: Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions allow us to search for patterns in strings and extract data from strings using t ...

13: Network Programming

We take a quick look at how data moves acros the network using th HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP ...

14: Using Web Services

Web services allow a program to access data available in a different server.

15: Object-Oriented Programming

We do a quick look at how Python supports the Object-Oriented programming pattern.

16: Databases

Databases give us very fast random access to large amounts of data.

17: Data Visualization

In this section, we learn to scrape data from the network, store the data in a database and then rea ...

Taught by

Charles Severance from University of Michigan


4.9 rating, based on 129 Class Central reviews

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  • Amazing Instructor. You can tell right away he loves what he does and it shows in his ability to teach. Very knowledgeable and doesn't try to over complicate programming concepts.
  • Amazing Instructor. You can tell right away he loves what he does and it shows in his ability to teach. Very knowledgeable and doesn't try to over complicate programming concepts.
  • Python is amazing and very effective to use, this explanation means a lot to me in understanding the field. For me python has changed the life of the world to be easier and the future will look very much closer when I start to open this all. thank you again and may god bless you.
  • Anonymous
    This Python course offered comprehensive and engaging content, with excellent hands-on exercises and a supportive instructor, making it highly beneficial for anyone looking to enhance their programming skills.
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    Abdul Unibo
    This course saved me! I remember these lines from Dr. Chuck "..wait untill chapter 6 or 7 then pyhton will make sense to you, from confuse, confuse.. to ohh this is great" I come from non-coding background and due to my work requirement I needed t…
  • Anonymous
    Followed the course on and slowly worked my way through each unit working out not only how to program in Python, but setting up and figuring out an online IDE, creating SQLite DB and using SQL. There is a lot of background information to help you understand the concepts. I really enjoyed it. It was even fun trying to get 100% first time on the quizzes (without cheating!) but didn't quite make that :) Highly recommend the course to anyone starting out. Next up
  • Anonymous
    I really learned a lot from this course, it has interesting exercises and the teacher is nice. Mi inglés es malo y tengo que escribir mas de cien caracteres, puedo decir que aprendí mucho en este curso y que los ejercicios me resultaron muy entretenidos, me gusto de que luego hay una revisión del ejercicios.
  • Anonymous
    No one has anything bad to say about this course, because it is good, user friendly, progresses from easy to more taxing tasks, and it is very satisfying to finish. I cannot believe all these are free. We should have more of Dr. Severance in this world. I highly recommend this course.
  • Great course with really good explanations of the basics for Python programming. I would definitely recommend that anyone considering taking a programming course should take this course first. While you start from the bare bones basics as you progress through the course you are quickly introduced to some harder ideas and concepts.
  • Anonymous
    Really nice, simple, to the point course for beginners starting coding. The course avoids unnecessary convoluted examples. I found the amount of information chosen per lesson to be perfect.
  • Anonymous
    this course is amazing. the instructor is clearly passionate about the subject, and its free! no barriers for entry, well laid out course that you can do at your own pace.
  • Anonymous
    very friendly for a complete beginners like me who has 0 experience with coding, great materials if you want to start your programming career and a great professor.
  • Anonymous
    The Best Python Programming Course Ever Made,

    Dr Chuck is like the best teacher I ever had,

    and also go and sub him on youtube,

    I recommend this course to all.
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    Hariprasad S
    The best course to learn programming i really understood the concept , all the concepts were though very thoroughly and was really easy to understand.
  • Anonymous
    Most wonderful course I have ever taken, I heighly recommend this course whoever wants to learn or start programming.
    love the instructor and the course
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    Bonginhlanhla Mbhele
    Excellent intro to Python! Dr. Chuck's engaging teaching, hands-on exercises & interactive textbook make it a top choice. Highly recommended!
  • Anonymous
    Amazing teaching structure, by the time you are done with with course you will have a good understanding of the language and how to use it.
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    Yusuf Alper GÜLDEN
    This is an amazing course for beginners who want to learn Python. The course was easy to understand and really fun.
  • Anonymous
    This is an awesome course. I am halfway through and really enjoying it. The way Chuck explains python, it is very clear. I have tried other free online courses on python, but this one is the best. May be, I like the way he explains :)
  • Anonymous
    Very professional and good teacher. As a non- native English speaker I understood 100% of the course.

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