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Learning Python

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Get started with Python, the popular and highly readable object-oriented language.

Python—the popular and highly readable object-oriented language—is both powerful and relatively easy to learn. Whether you're new to programming or an experienced developer, this course can help you get started with Python. Joe Marini provides an overview of the installation process, basic Python syntax, and an example of how to construct and run a simple Python program. Learn to work with dates and times, read and write files, and retrieve and parse HTML, JSON, and XML data from the web.


  • Learning Python
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files
1. Getting Started
  • Installing Python
  • How to run the Python examples
  • Installing VS Code
2. Python Basics
  • Your first Python program
  • Running Python from VS Code
  • Variables and expressions
  • Python functions
  • Conditional structures
  • Loops
  • Classes
  • Importing and using modules
3. Working with Dates and Time
  • The date, time, and datetime classes
  • Formatting time output
  • Using timedelta objects
  • Working with calendars
4. Working with Files
  • Reading and writing files
  • Working with OS path utilities
  • Using file system shell methods
5. Working with Web Data
  • Fetching internet data
  • Working with JSON data
  • Parsing and processing HTML
  • Manipulating XML
  • Next steps

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Joe Marini

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