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Python for Programmers | CMPR.X416

Python language is gaining popularity because its use enhances program correctness and increases programmer efficiency. Because of its clear and elegant syntax, dynamic typing, automatic memory management, and straight-forward module architecture, Python is simple to learn and fun to use. Its code is easy to read, write, extend and modify. This lab-based course offers proficiency in the core concepts of Python, and the skills and knowledge for building applications using any of the hundreds of thousands of task-specific Python libraries.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Learn and practice writing Pythonic code: efficient, accurate, easy to read/write
  • Describe the Python environment and code introspection
  • Express Python Syntax: flow control, function protocols, exception handling and functional programming
  • Use Built-in data types: strings, tuples, lists, dictionaries and sets
  • Apply Object-oriented features: classes, inheritance and overriding
  • Build applications, packages, and libraries
  • Create iterators, generators, decorators, and context managers

Topics include:

  • The Python environment: interpretation, integrated development environment, code introspection
  • Syntax: flow control, f-string formatting, function protocols, exception handling, functional programming
  • Built-in data types: strings, tuples, lists, sets, dictionaries
  • Sequence manipulations: slicing, accessing, packing, unpacking, sorting by an arbitrary sort key
  • Object-oriented features: classes and inheritance
  • Building applications, modules, packages, and libraries
  • Popular libraries: os, sys, copy, unittest, cProfile, optparse, unittest, shutil, tempfile, subprocess, and more
  • Pythonic thinking: namespaces, internationalization, iterators, generators, decorators, dynamic coding, context managers

Note(s): The Python interpreter is free software and runs on all popular platforms.

Skills Needed: Significant experience in any programming language.

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Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
06-15-2021 to 09-14-2021 3.0 Online $1020

Marilyn Davis



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 06-15-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online ONLINE
Tue, 09-14-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE