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The goal of the course is to introduce students to Python Version 3.x programming using hands on instruction. It will show how to install Python and use the Spyder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for writing and debugging programs. The approach will be to present an example followed by a small exercise where the learner tries something similar to solidify a concept. At the end of each module there will be an exercise where the student is required to write simple programs and submit them for grading. It is intended for students with little or no programming background, although students with such a background should be able to move forward at their preferred pace. The course is four modules long and is designed to be completed in four weeks....
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Python Syntax And SemanticsPython LibrariesComputer ProgrammingPython Programming
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5 horas para concluir

Beginning to Program in Python

In this module we introduce writing functions in Python using the convenient Spyder development environment. The lesson begins with instructions on installing the popular Anaconda distribution of Python, which includes Spyder. It continues by showing how to use the editor in Spyder to type in a function and then run it. Each lesson alternates between introducing a concept by example and having the student test his/her understanding by constructing a function similar to that example. The module lecture is contained in a single program source file named Exercises1.py. This file, which should be downloaded by the student at the beginning of the module, contains the complete lecture except the solutions to the ungraded exercises. The student should work each of these before viewing the instructor's solution. By using the unique capability of Spyder (using IPython Notebooks), the program file is segmented into cells each of which can be executed independently of the others. Thus the student does not have to manage multiple program files and finishes with a lecture file with filled-in student exercises that can be used for reference. Python topics included in this module are print statement, arithmetic operators, input statement, combining of strings, if statement, while loop, and for loop. The module ends with a series of small functions to write to be submitted for grading. Grading is done by custom software and should normally take only minutes with no limit to the number of re-submissions. Hopefully, you'll finish with a perfect score....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 67 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video10 videos
Introduction to the Spyder IDE10min
Arithmetic operations1min
Our first functions4min
Creating strings and using them in print statements.7min
The "input" statement and combining strings5min
Using the "if" statement11min
Converting strings to numbers. Using the remainder operator10min
Introduction to loops - the "while" loop5min
The "for" loop; tracking down errors6min
Reading5 leituras
Setting up Spyder10min
Starting Python. Our first lecture and exercise file.10min
Exercises1.py -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10min
Note about a minor problem with Spyder10min
Practice functions for debugging Python code10min
Week
2
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4 horas para concluir

Working with Lists and Importing Libraries. The Random library.

Lists, datatypes, libraries, the random library....
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9 vídeos (Total de 59 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Lists continued5min
Stepping through lists using loops2min
Introduction to datatypes3min
Converting datatypes2min
Working with lists of sublists; writing a small report8min
Lists continued9min
Introduction to libraries. The random library.7min
More on Loops and Append10min
Reading1 leituras
Exercises 2 -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10min
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5 horas para concluir

Tuples, Data Dictionaries, Text and CSV Files

So far, we have one collection data type, the list. In this module we take up two more: the tuple and the data dictionary. After that we introduce reading and writing text files and give some illustrative examples. Finally, we take up reading and writing Comma Separated Value (CSV) files....
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7 vídeos (Total de 69 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video7 videos
Reading and writing files6min
Running Python Programs (Windows)5min
Installing Environments on a Mac5min
Running Python Programs (Mac)3min
Writing scripts in Python17min
Reading and writing CSV files19min
Reading5 leituras
Exercises3.py -- The exercise/lecture file for this module.10min
Python files needed for this module.10min
Text and CSV files used during this module.10min
FAQ/Errata: Change in Spyder; Running in a Command Prompt10min
If python does not run, read this file.10min
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4 horas para concluir

Functional Values, Sorting, Formatting, Statistics, and a Menu Driven Database Program

In this lesson, we take up a variety of topics and give an example using much of what we've covered in the course. First, we show how functions can return values. Then we show how to build lists of various types and how to sort these lists. After that we use the statistic library to introduce basic descriptive statistics. Finally, we show how to use formatting in print statements. As a recap, we work through an application making use of what we've learned to build a menu-driven program that maintains a small database....
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10 vídeos (Total de 62 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video10 videos
Descriptive statistics15min
Formatting print statements5min
Starting the database application7min
Displaying the records4min
Adding and deleting records5min
Editing records3min
Saving records to a CSV file1min
Loading the records from the CSV file4min
Running our database application as a stand-alone program2min
Reading2 leituras
Exercises4.py -- the exercise/lecture file for this module.10min
Additional program and data files needed for this module.10min
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por LRJan 4th 2017

Quite interesting introduction to Python, focusing on the most important components of the language. Looking forward to other courses using the same format. Thank you Bill and team for your hard work.

por SADec 31st 2017

It is well done but it is very basic. The method is good since we get the basic programs to work with them and follow the lectures. The instructor explains things in a detailed and clear manner.

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Bill Boyd

Visiting Associate Professor and Visiting Scholar
Quantitative Analysis Center

Sobre Wesleyan University

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