Learn Python for Total Beginners

From newbie to pro in a day with 7 brain teasing exercises and full solutions provided.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5,545 ratings)
153,794 students
6hr 42min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

What lists, tuples and dictionaries are, and how to use them
How to apply control flow (logic) to code
Handle errors
Create and implement functions
How to convert functions into lambdas
How to convert for loops into list comprehension
How to use for loops and while loops
How to format strings
Work with txt files


  • A PC or laptop with internet access


This course teaches you the fundamentals of any programming language, with Python 3.6 and Anaconda 5.0.0 with Jupyter Notebook!

The course is suitable for those are either completely new to programming, or are coming from another programming language (R, JavaScript, etc) and are keen to get a solid grasp of using Python.

You'll be learning:

  • Installing Jupyter Notebook IDE
  • Using all the vital features of Jupyter Notebook
  • Variables and comparison operators
  • Strings, slicing and formatting
  • Lists, Dictionaries and Tuples
  • Control flow (if, elif, else)
  • Advanced for loops and while loops
  • List comprehension
  • Functions and built-in functions
  • Random module
  • Lambda expressions
  • Handling errors
  • Working with text files

There are a total of 7 exercises between sections 3 to 8 with brain teasing tasks, along with full solutions provided in both lectures and in pdf format.

This course will be updated this month (12/2017) with extra content.

This is a taster of multiple up and coming courses I have in the pipeline, primarily in Python, but also other programming languages which will be released very soon!

P.S. I'd appreciate a 5 star review for this free course as that would help me out a lot to create to more content. If you'd rather give a low review, please do so after completing at least 50% of the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Newbies to programming or new to Python


Data Analyst - Instructor - Entrepreneur
Michael S Russell
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 5,610 Reviews
  • 154,958 Students
  • 2 Courses

Hi, I'm Michael S. Russell. I'm a recent post-graduate with BEng in Petroleum Engineering and a MSc in Financial Mathematics.

For my MSc dissertation, I created a Google Trends trading algorithm using Python, and have been programming with this awesome language for around 3 years now.

I've found a genuine passion for teaching not only Python, but all programming languages such as C# with Unity 3D, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and R.

I'm keen on reaching out and teaching as many people as possible. I create free versions of my paid courses as an ultimate freebie that helps satiate any students curiousity. I also take any constructive criticism on board so that I can further improve my ability to teach you, the student to not only learn, but most importantly of all, have fun!

Happy coding!

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