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What you will learn

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    Describe the basics of the Python programming language

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    Install Python and write your first program

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    Use variables to store, retrieve and calculate information

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    Utilize core programming tools such as functions and loops

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Python Syntax And SemanticsBasic Programming LanguageComputer ProgrammingPython Programming

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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Chapter One - Why we Program?

7 videos (Total 42 min), 6 readings
7 videos
Video: Welcome to Python - Guido van Rossum1m
1.1 - Why Program11m
1.2 - Hardware Overview11m
1.3 - Python as a Language7m
Fun: The Textbook Authors Meet @PyCon20153m
Face to Face Office Hours - Bengaluru, India2m
6 readings
Reading: Welcome to The Class10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Welcome to Python 310m
Textbook: Python for Everybody: Exploring Data in Python 310m
Submitting Assignments10m
Audio Versions of All Lectures10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Installing and Using Python

6 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Windows 10: Installing Python and Writing A Program8m
Windows: Taking Screen Shots2m
Macintosh: Using Python and Writing A Program4m
Macintosh: Taking Screen Shots4m
Bonus: Eben Upton and the RaspBerry Pi9m
3 readings
Important Reading: Using Python in this Class10m
Notes on Choice of Text Editor10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Chapter One: Why We Program (continued)

4 videos (Total 37 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
Demonstration: Doing the "Hello World" Assignment5m
Interview: Daphne Koller - Building Coursera11m
Face-to-Face Office Hours: Milan, Italy3m
1 practice exercise
Chapter 120m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Chapter Two: Variables and Expressions

6 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
6 videos
2.2 - Expressions Part 220m
2.3 - Expressions - Part 37m
Worked Exercise: 2.37m
Interview: Pooja Sankar - Building Piazza6m
Office Hours: Mountain View, CA52s
1 reading
Where is the worked exercise for Assignment 2.2?10m
1 practice exercise
Chapter 220m
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By FGJan 8th 2018

Tan solo auditar este curso me ayudó bastante en el aprendizaje de este lenguage de programación. A penas ahorre el dinero compraré el resto de cursos para seguir adelante. Gracias Charles Severance!!

By TLJan 3rd 2018

Thank you. It was a worthwhile course. Entertaining as well. I just wish that there were more sample homework before the exercises so students could see how the lessons are applied to actual problems.

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About the Python for Everybody 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....
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