Python for Beginners with Examples

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This Python course will get you up and running with Python very quickly saving you time spent googling for video tutorials, exercises and examples. The course covers all that. If you want to learn Python for building web applications, handling databases, doing data science, image processing, and desktop applications check out the paid course "The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications". The "Python for Beginners with Examples" course is ideal for those who haven't programmed before, but it should also work for experienced programmers who want to learn Python as long as they don't get offended by a bit of extra explanations. You will start from scratch and by the end of the course you will know how to write Python programs and you will build your first Python program that has a graphical user interface (GUI) built with Python Tkinter. The Python program you will build can run both on Windows and Mac as a standalone program. The course also guides you on how to go about building more advanced programs with Python. You will learn how to use Python third party libraries for building programs in a wide range of application areas. This is not simply a tutorial. The content of the course consists of a mix of video lectures, quizzes, exercises, and discussions with the instructor and the fellow students. Who is the target audience? Those who don't know where to start with learning Python. Those who want to use Python regardless of the technology field they want to apply the language to. Those who need a complete guide on how to start and continue their career with Python.
  • Introduction to the course

    A short introduction on what you expect to learn in this Python course.

  • A few words about Python

    You will learn a few facts about Python, such as what Python is, what it can do, what fields of technology can Python be used for, where Python stands among the other programming languages and how Python has become so popular. A few words about Python

  • Installing Python through the Anaconda bundle

    You will learn how to install Python through the Anaconda package which is a complete package that will not only install Python into your computer, but also other libraries that allow you to build programs of different needs.

  • Installing Python the default way

    You will learn how to install Python with its default interpreter and editor.

  • Spyder and iPython

    You will learn how to use the Spyder environment to write scripts of Python code and also learn how to use iPython which is an enhanced interactive shell where you type in and execute Python code. iPython is tailored for data analysis applications

  • Variables

    You will be able to declare variables in Python and assign different data types to them, such as strings, integers, and floats

  • How to save your code

    You will learn how to create Python scripts and run them at once.

  • Strings and numbers

    You will learn about strings and the different number data types used in Python and how to perform operations with them. Strings and numbers

  • If, else, and indentation

    You will learn how to write a small conditional program using the if-else clause. You will also learn about the crucial Python concept of indentation.

  • Functions

    You will learn what built-in functions are and also how to create your own customized Python functions and how to call them for generating their output.

  • Sequences

    You will understand the structure of list and tuple datatypes and learn how to create them in Python.

  • Collections

    You will understand the structure of set and dictionary datatypes and learn how to create them.

  • Working with sequences and strings

    You will be able to perform various operations with lists, tuples and strings. You will learn how to use indexing, access list, tuple, and string elements and perform slicing operations.

  • Iterating

    You will learn how to use the for loop in Python and also how to integrate an if statement inside a for loop block.

  • Working with files

    You will learn how to create and open files from within Python and write lines of text inside TXT files.

  • Handling files easily

    You will learn the with method which is a great shortcut for handling files in Python.

  • You will learn how to locate Python external libraries which you can use for making Python programs specific to your industry field. Finding and using any library you want
  • Real world example: Extracting averages from data files
  • Code introspection

    You will learn how to quickly ask for help information using simple Python functions.

  • Real world example: Generating KML files

    You will learn how to generate a KML file from scratch using the simplekml Python library.

  • Interacting with the user

    You will learn how to make your programs more user friendly by letting the user enter input and have Python process that input.

  • Here you will learn how to iterate through CSV rows and process the row values in Python. Converting CSV data to a KML file
  • Global variables

    Learning how to create variables that can be read outside of functions

  • Creating a GUI with tkinter

    You will learn how to create a window with a title bar, some text, and two buttons.

  • Attaching the GUI to your script

    You will learn how to relate the graphical interface to the functions of your scripts.

  • Creating standalone executables out of your Python programs

    Here you will learn how to create a .exe file for Windows or a .app file for Map out of your .py script so that everyone can easily distribute your program.

  • Bonus lecture
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