Python I Essentials
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This four day course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting. This is a hands-on programming class. All concepts are reinforced by informal practice during the lecture followed by graduated lab exercises. Python Programming is a practical introduction to a working programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.
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Users who want to learn Python and use it for application development, system
administration, or just to automate tasks in a simple, yet powerful way. Working/user level knowledge of an operating system such as Linux, Windows, or
MacOS. Basic skill with at least one other programming language is desirable.
Courseware not included in the course $ 220. Course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. Course may run as a virtual instructor led course. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 207.775.0244.
An Overview of Python What is Python? The Birth of Python Python Timeline About Interpreted Languages Advantages of Python Disadvantages of Python How to get Python Which version of Python? The of 2.x Getting Help pydocThe Python Environment Starting Python If the interpreter is not in your PATHs Using the interpreter Trying out a few commands Running a Python script Python scripts on UNIX Python scripts on Windows Python editors and IDEs Getting Started Using Variables Keywords Built-in Functions Variable Typing Strings Iterating through a sequence Functions for all sequences Using enumerate() Operators and keywords for sequences The xrange() function Nested sequences List comprehensions, Generator expressionsWorking with files Text file I/O Opening a text file The with block Reading a text file Writing to a text file “Binary” (raw, or non-delimited) data Dictionaries and Sets About dictionaries When to use dictionaries Creating dictionaries Getting dictionary values Iterating through a dictionary Reading file data into a dictionary Counting with dictionaries About sets Creating sets Working with setsFunctions Defining a function Function parameters Global variables Variable scope Returning valuesSorting Sorting overview The sorted() function Alternate keys Lambda functions Sorting collections of collections Using operator.itemgetter() Sorting dictionaries Sorting in reverse Sorting lists in placeErrors and Exception Handling Syntax errors Exceptions Handling exceptions with try Handling multiple exceptions Handling generic exceptions Ignoring exceptions Using else Cleaning up with finally The standard exception hierarchyUsing Modules What is a module? The import statement Where did the .pyc file come from? Module search path Zipped libraries Creating Modules Packages Module aliases When the batteries aren’t includedRegular Expressions RE syntax overview Regular expression metacharacters RE Objects Searching for patterns Matching without re objects Compilation flags Grouping, Special groups Replacing text Replacing with a callback Splitting a stringUsing the Standard Library The sys module Interpreter information STDIO Launching external programs Paths, directories, and filenames Walking directory trees Grabbing data from the web Sending e-mail Math functions Random values Dates and times Zipped archivesAn Introduction to Python Classes About OO programming Defining classes Initializers Instance methods Properties Class methods and data Static methods Private methods Inheritance Untangling the nomenclatureBonus Exercises