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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Programming 103: Saving and Structuring Data

Raspberry Pi Foundation and National Centre for Computing Education via FutureLearn

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Discover how to save data to use it across multiple runs of your program

On this course, you will learn how to save text and binary files, and how to structure data so that programs can interpret it correctly.

You will explore various common types of structured files, including CSV and JSON, and also find out how to connect to a SQL database to use it in your Python programs.

This course is designed for those who have a little Python experience and are comfortable using functions with parameters–as covered in our Programming 102 course. Please note: screengrabs and recorded screencasts are key elements of this course.


  • Persistent Data
    • Welcome to the course
    • Reading and writing to files
    • Creating a high score for a game
    • End of Week 1
  • Structuring data
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Structuring Data
    • Saving game progress
    • Data validation
    • End of week 2
  • Interacting with databases
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Python and databases
    • Make a battle card game
    • End of the course

Taught by

Michael Conterio


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 67 ratings

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