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.
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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.
A short introduction on what you expect to learn in this Python course.
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.
You will learn how to install Python with its default interpreter and editor.
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
Here you will be tested on what you know about getting the Python tools up and running.
You will be able to declare variables in Python and assign different data types to them, such as strings, integers, and floats.
You will learn how to create Python scripts and run them at once.
You will learn about strings and the different number data types used in Python and how to perform operations with them.
Here you will see how much you know about declaring variables, and using strings and numbers
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.
You will learn how to store Python code in a file so you can reuse it at any time.
NOTE: The quiz interface does not display white space before text. Therefore, sometimes I use four full stops (....) to represent the indentation of four white spaces in the quiz.
You will understand the structure of list and tuple datatypes and learn how to create them in Python.
You will understand the structure of set and dictionary datatypes and learn how to create them.
You will learn how to use the for loop in Python and also how to integrate an if statement inside a for loop block.
You will learn how to create and open files from within Python and write lines of text inside TXT files.
You will learn the with method which is a great shortcut for handling files in Python.
You will practice the for loop by writing information inside a text file.
You will learn how to locate Python external libraries which you can use for making Python programs specific to your industry field.
You will be extracting data from TXT files and process those data inside Python using the pandas library.
You will learn how to quickly ask for help information using simple Python functions.
You will learn how to generate a KML file from scratch using the simplekml Python library.
You will learn how to make your programs more user friendly by letting the user enter input and have Python process that input.
You will improve the script that creates a KML file by letting the user input the coordinates of the point.
Showing the solution of the user input exercise.
Here you will learn how to iterate through CSV rows and process the row values in Python.
Learning how to create variables that can be read outside of functions
You will learn how to create a window with a title bar, some text, and two buttons.
You will learn how to relate the graphical interface to the functions of your scripts.
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.
Ardit received his master's degree in Geospatial Technologies from the Institute of Geoinformatics at University of Muenster, Germany. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Geodetic Engineering.
Ardit offers his expertise in Python development on Upwork where he has worked with companies such as the Swiss in-Terra, Center for Conservation Geography, and Rapid Intelligence. He is the founder of PythonHow where he authors written tutorials about the Python programming language.