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Python for Everybody

University of Michigan via Coursera Specialization


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This Specialization builds on the success of the Python for Everybody course and will introduce fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. In the Capstone Project, you’ll use the technologies learned throughout the Specialization to design and create your own applications for data retrieval, processing, and visualization.


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Charles Russell Severance

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Bello S
by Bello this course, spending 1 hours a week on it.
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Neil K
Neil this course, spending 8 hours a week on it.
Excellent introduction to basic Python code, with a focus on parsing strings and data structures, connecting with data sources, and database basics. This five-course program was my first Python MOOC. The other, also taken on the platform, was the two-course "An Introduction to Interactive...
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Muhammad N
by Muhammad this course, spending 6 hours a week on it.
try this course, recommended

i've finished this course in 5 weeks

i like DR Chuck's teach style

every chapter very easy to understand. watch the explanation, complete the task ( if you want, read the book , you'll get the basic of python.

bonus chapter very motivate me for learn more.

if don't know anything about code / programming ( even the basic of code ), dont worry this course is suitable for you

thanks for this course

very interesting
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Anonymous completed this course.
In my opinion, the python is good enough. All the lectures are well organised . Absolutely fantastic place to study. Lovely friendly staff that are always on hand to help if you have any problems. Staff are more than qualified to teach lessons.
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Michael B
by Michael this course.
Excellent and easy to follow. Not trying to prove how smart he is...

The problem with many MOOCs is that the instructor gets full of himself and tries to convince us how smart he/she is. Dr. Chuck was absolutely not like that, I found myself wishing he would have one of his Office Hours in my area so I could participate. The course pacing was excellent, the covered material was useful and to the point. No extra material which would just cloud the subject, all to the point. A great starting point for a student new to Python. Wish he had done this when I was learning C back in the 70's! The interviews with "names" were interesting, I especially love the one with Andrew Tanenbaum, the books on his desk are on my shelf from my MS days. Brought back lots of great memories, one of the few textbooks which actually was funny and fun to read.
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Jason C
by Jason this course, spending 4 hours a week on it.
Outstanding way to learn Python!

First, let me say that I didn't do the capstone (I kept things cost lite) but I did complete all of the non-capstone classes.

These are an exceptional series of classes, and do a phenomenal job of introducing Python in a way that's slow enough to be understandable, but fast enough to feel like you're accomplishing things. Especially in the third and fourth class you get to the point where you can use Python for more than just basic programming and do things that can be career-relevant.

The instructor is also exceptionally engaging and makes the classes fun! So much thanks to Charles Severance, you do a great job! Though I skimmed a lot of the extra material, it's great to have it there as well, and hearing from people in the industry is great.

All in all this series of classes is among the best I've taken!
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Dr.g.srinivasan D
Dr.g.srinivasan is taking this course right now, spending 42 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is very useful course for all. Really I am very interested to learn about this course. By studying this type of courses I will improve my skill. Now a days Python programming is an important concept for all. Not only for curriculum, it is very useful for doing college projects and it is used in data science. The design of this course is easy and everyone can learn very easy. This one of the interested subjects and the interest is automatically created while learning this course. I hope I made good progress and I have submitted all my assignments and quiz in time. I would like to say my sincere thanks to Dr.Charles Russell Severance. He is very great person. I learnt more from him. I always bow my head to him. thank you.

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Cammillius J
by Cammillius this course, spending 3 hours a week on it.
First Time A Programming Course is This Interesting!

Most of my previous tries to learn Python have hit a dead end as at some point, I lost interest. I felt that the previous courses I had taken before were talking to someone behind me. In some cases, the course was too easy. It left no room to think. Some times, the courses were too hard. As in, the instructor teach something very easy and expect you to do something 10x hard.

This course was of the right pace. Dr. Charles Severance gives you all the tools you need. I felt like riding the "Python bike". I fell, yes, but knew what to do to do better next try. Thanks a lot to the course! Will definitely continue with the rest of the modules. . .
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Anonymous this course, spending 8 hours a week on it.
Learning python in a month

I am trying to learn all 5 courses of specialization within 1 month because of the subscription fee. The first course is very easy, the second course is relatively easy, the third course is medium, which I need to spend some time doing the assignments. As I jump around from a lecture in fourth course to a lecture in third course, I sometimes felt confused. Basically, this specialization is an introduction course for beginners like me to learn python. There are some topics I would like the professor to have more in-depth explanation or elaboration so that it could enhance more learning experience. It is an excellent course overall.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Thanks for Python for Everybody to give me a good opportunity of getting along with python. I've already known the basic idea of python and can now write some easy programs through weeks of study. The lessons are interesting for me and they strengthened my interest in Python, and I will continue to learn.

I plan to go ahead to learn to write some more difficult programs and it's my goal to have the ability to use python to assist in business data analysis since I'm a student who major in marketing. These weeks' lessons and my review have laid a solid foundation for my further study in the future and I'll keep study hard!
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Calvin C
by Calvin this course, spending 25 hours a week on it.
Amazing Class and Awesome Teacher!!!

This class happened by chance. I was browsing for a different course, but then since I'm a Data analyst I had always heard about python but never tried before.

All I can say is, once i started on this course, I just couldn't stop. It's like I was addicted to Dr. Chucks classes... He is simply an amazing teacher who can put the most complex thing in a very simple manner.

Dr. Chuck is a celebrity in his own right and I worship him... Thank you Dr. Chuck.

I've learnt something that I can use my entire life.. (At atleast till computers exist :-D)

Thank you so much.... Calvin
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Masato Y
by Masato this course, spending 3 hours a week on it.
This is enjoyable course.

In the beginning of this course series, I felt lack in it because the first course is for programming beginners but I'm not a beginner. However, the course series stepped up interest and complexity gradually. And, in the capstone course, I found out many people in the world take the MOOC by the self introduced movie uploading project. This is amazing. Of course, programming assignment is gradually difficult. For example, the last course introduce page rank algorithm. Eventually, I enjoyed those courses. I recommend this course series for programming beginners and all MOOC players
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Anonymous this course, spending 7 hours a week on it.
Very interesting course with a very interesting teacher

First of all I liked the way in which Dr. Chuck had taught in this course. He is one of the reasons which makes this course more interesting. The teaching style will lead you to enjoy the course and learn effectively. One of the best teaching contents available online. So much of content to study. You will really enjoy learning which many of us don't in our respective classes. Quizzes are very good,they basically enhance one's knowledge. Highly recommend this course to my friends as it is one of it's kind available on the internet.
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Anonymous this course, spending 3 hours a week on it.
Well structured, fun and engaging!

If (like me) you are already acquainted with other programming languages, you won't find this course difficult, and it won't require too much effort. But for me it was an extremely useful course, very well structured and very well explained by the lecturer. I'm absolutely in love with Python, its pretty syntax and its data structures. Dr. Chuck is a passionate, it's obvious that he loves the subject. All the lectures are engaging and create a feeling that you both are in the same room. Can't wait for my next courses in this specialization!
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Anonymous this course, spending 8 hours a week on it.
A well-structured course series for people with less or no programming background

Dr. Chuck's Python courses cover all the necessary information you need to successfully start coding in Python.

The modules cover more than just python programming itself. XML, JSON, web services, DB and OOP basics and more are explained in good detail to enable you to grasp how these things relate with Python.

Hands down one of the best well-structured video modules/series out there!!

(There are also bonus vids which include interviews with well known people in the computer world)
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Nikhilendra G
by Nikhilendra this course, spending 4 hours a week on it.
Excellent course for the Python enthusiasts

This specialization gives you the confidence to work on any Python program with ease. Before this, I have some experience with Python but I am not confident enough to develop any script on my own. After going through the courses, working on Assignments and Projects I gained a lot of confidence to build Python modules on my own from scratch. The course structure is well organized, Concepts are properly explained, Assignments are designed in a way to properly test your understanding of the concepts learned.
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Anonymous this course, spending 12 hours a week on it.
Overall, very satisfied and found the course to be useful

This is the first course that i took online. I did the first two courses on python for everybody. The course is very detailed and helps people to get a good understanding of the basics required. Thank you so much. Of course, i am planning to enroll for other courses as well.

The chapter on installation of python is repeated in course 1, course 2 and course 3. May be include a program to allow students to skip this chapter if they have already viewed it as part of any of the course.
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Roshan M
by Roshan this course, spending 3 hours a week on it.
Simplicity as its best

This guy, Charles Severance is one of the best teachers I've ever seen in any of the online tutorial course so far. What is love about him is the way he teaches in the flow which is steady and gradual and you get the knowledge in a stepwise process. Another thing is what motivates the students is the bonus chapter which includes the Computing Talks and the office hours. I don't think there is a better way of presenting the online course like Charles did. Thank you very much Charles. You are Awesome.
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Anonymous this course, spending 10 hours a week on it.
Hats of to you doctor Chunk

Earlier I was attending "algorithms ,divide and conquer" from Stanford University and I found it really tough to understand. Still my last coding assignment is not completed.I was a bit upset , I was just checking other courses on coursera and this one happened. I found it so interesting that I sat for 3 straight nights and finished it in 3 days. I am a great fan of dr Chunk work and have infact cancelled all my schedules to attend classes for other 4 sessions.

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Anonymous this course.
Appreciate for effective teaching by Dr. Chuck

Dr. Chuck always make complicated course became simple and understandable class. I am working in IC design field with busy work life but i also would like to continue with my skilset with limited time. After attended Dr. Chuck course, he teaches effectively and i learnt a lot from his classess within short time. In addition, his also recorded many inspiring interview sessions which are inspiring me as well. Really appreciate Dr. Chuck and Coursera. God bless ~
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