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Python for Everybody

University of Michigan via Coursera Specialization


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.


Taught by

Charles Russell Severance


4.9 rating, based on 375 reviews

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  • Python Programming

    I have finished the first two courses. I appreciate all of the work and skill that Dr Chuck put into this course. I admire how he teaches teaches the important things to a wide audience without unnecessary complexity the same way that Leonard Susskind teaches physics to so many people with lots of explanation for mathematics as it is needed.
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The lecturer is quite good and deals a great way to teach us. A huge thanks to him and Coursera for this opportunity. I have learnt a lot of ways till now about python and yes, this course is true that "Python for everybody". Anyone can get benefited...
  • Neil K.
    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,...
  • Anonymous
    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)
  • 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The best part of this course was that it assumes that the viewers know nothing about Python unlike most of the other courses I have seen where it is assumes that the learner is familiar with at least one computer language. The Professor breaks down every concept and makes every lesson even clearer by including comprehensible diagrams. All in all, i would recommend this course to those who are starting with Python and also those who need to revise the basics before proceeding to something slightly more advanced.
  • Anonymous
    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.

  • 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
  • Anonymous

    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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    Harshal completed this course.

    sir/mam i want to say its really excllent learning, i enjoyed lots while learning, and i have studied at my free time no such a restriction of time to conduct the sections, i just want too say thanks coursera. thank u.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    very useful course. the tutor was awesome in teaching. every concept is described in detail. additional lectures were also very interesting.i learned half of python . i can say this is best course for who want to start learning python
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    Illicit24 completed this course.

    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,...
  • Anonymous
    Best course , very well taught and explained . The concepts are cleared from basics. Assignment helps more to understand the explained topic .
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr.g.srinivasan

    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...
  • 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. . .
  • Anonymous
    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.
  • Anonymous

    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!
  • 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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