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Python: The Basics


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Python has a unique culture and community that has built up around it and that value its core philosophy, expressed as a series of aphorisms, and available at a few key presses from any Python installation. In this course, you'll learn the basics of Python and its philosophy, setting up Python, and writing a basic program with built-in data types, loops and conditionals.

Target Audience
Beginner Python developers, and developers with experience in other languages looking to start programming in Python

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
3.5

Lesson Objectives

Python: The Basics

  • start the course
  • describe the features of the Python programming language and how and where it is used
  • describe the philosophy of Python
  • recognize reasons to choose one version of Python over the other
  • install Python 3 on Windows
  • install Python 3 on Mac OS X and Linux
  • evaluate the major IDEs available for Python
  • use whitespace to lay out a Python program into functional code blocks
  • recognize the Python REPL – read, evaluate, print loop
  • create and execute a "Hello World" application with Python
  • get and manipulate user input from the command line with Python
  • create a module and import a module in Python
  • use the int data type in Python and recognize its characteristics
  • use the float data type in Python and recognize its characteristics
  • perform basic math functions, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and use the Math module
  • use the bool data type in Python and recognize its characteristics
  • describe sequence types and use the str type in Python
  • use the bytes type in Python
  • use the bytearray type in Python
  • use the list type in Python
  • use the tuple type in Python
  • use slicing on sequence types in Python
  • use the range function and work with range objects in Python
  • use the set type in Python and describe its characteristics
  • use the dict type in Python and describe its properties
  • construct a while loop in Python
  • construct a for loop in Python
  • use the if statement in Python to control program flow
  • write a Python program to reverse user input
  • Course Number:
    pg_pyth_a01_it_enus