Python lists, tuples, sets and dictionaries - Intermediates.
What you'll learn
- You will be able to make better decisions when to use one of the 4 built-in container types by seeing their specific features
- Work more efficiently with lists and tuples by practicing iteration, subscription and unpacking
- The purpose of dictionaries and sets and their powerful operations
- Common list operations that can be applied to one or more containers
- Work with parts of lists by slicing them
- Transform containers with mapping and filtering by using comprehensions
- Beginner understanding of programming (calculate, variables, loops) in Python or another language
- You have Python installed and can execute programs
This course teaches developers what they should know about Python lists beyond beginner level. The course aims to solidify and deepen your basic knowledge about lists, tuples, dictionaries and sets to intermediate level. Developers who follow the course, will learn tips and tricks and work through many exercises that allows them to practice common list tasks.
Developers who especially benefit from this course, are:
beginning programmers with ~6 months Python experience who want to take their coding skills to the next level
developers who bring experience from another programming language and want to learn how to work with lists in Python
self-taught Python developers who want to improve their list skills by learning best practices
Students that are interested in this course often know basic list features but are not yet aware of Python’s unique language features that allows to write more optimized code. This can lead to verbose or slow code. It is my goal to teach you up-to-date, preferred ways to work with lists in Python and make your code readable, predictable and elegant.
What can you do after this course?
Make better decisions when to use one of the 4 built-in container types by seeing their specific features.
Work with lists more efficiently by using Python-specific language features like unpacking, slicing and comprehensions.
Optimize your existing code after learning that Python offers many built-in common list operations.
What is a Container? Container definition and the 4 built-in container types in Python.
Lists: Create and change lists. Accessing elements, reverse, sort, count elements.
Tuples: Create and unpack, assign, swap variables, tuples as return type.
Dictionaries: Dictionary purpose, keys, lookup, iterate.
Sets: Set purpose, mathematical operations, superset, subset.
Common operations: Zip, enumerate, all, any, concatenate, check if element is in list.
Slicing: Slice, head, tail, init, last.
Comprehensions: Mapping, filtering, flatten, matrix.
2 hours video time, ~6 hours including practicing exercises.
This course is taught by Loek van den Ouweland, a senior software engineer with 25 years of professional experience. Loek is the creator of Wunderlist for windows, Microsoft To-do and Mahjong for Windows and loves to teach software engineering.
Who this course is for:
- beginning programmers with ~6 months Python experience who want to take their coding skills to the next level
- developers who bring experience from another programming language and want to learn how to work with lists in Python
- self-taught Python developers who want to improve their list skills by learning best practices
Loek van den Ouweland (Wunderlist, Microsoft Todo) is a born teacher. Right from the start of his career, he was told that a programmer helps his customers best when he shows what his products can do and how they are built.
He worked in many companies as programmer and trainer and enjoys to share the secrets of programming with others.
Loek has 25 years of experience training people with different backgrounds, all ages, working in branches ranging from medical systems to manufacturing and academics to aerospace.