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Programming in Python

Duration: 3 days
Course Price: $1,425

The Programming in Python course is designed to provide essential interactive program development skills using Python, including hands on labs to reinforce the lesson material. The course will introduce students to the Python programming language, Object Oriented software development principles and a sampling of the standard Python packages. On completion of the course we expect students to be able to develop powerful interactive GUI programs using SQLite for file-based persistence or memory-based storage of program data.

What You Will Learn
By the completion of the Programming in Python training course you should be able to:

Understand the different modes of the Python execution environment
Create programs utilizing data primitives, variables and flow control structures
Utilize the Python complex data types: lists and dictionaries
Process input and output from the user and file system I/O operations
Use Python language built-in functions and write custom function blocks
Understand and create Object Oriented class definitions and programs
Utilize Python standard library packages for GUI programs and data management

The Programming in Python course is designed to provide essential interactive program development skills using Python, including hands on labs to reinforce the lesson material. The course will introduce students to the Python programming language, Object Oriented software development principles and a sampling of the standard Python packages. On completion of the course we expect students to be able to develop powerful interactive GUI programs using SQLite for file-based persistence or memory-based storage of program data.

What You Will Learn
By the completion of the Programming in Python training course you should be able to:

Understand the different modes of the Python execution environment
Create programs utilizing data primitives, variables and flow control structures
Utilize the Python complex data types: lists and dictionaries
Process input and output from the user and file system I/O operations
Use Python language built-in functions and write custom function blocks
Understand and create Object Oriented class definitions and programs
Utilize Python standard library packages for GUI programs and data management

This course is designed to be effective for beginners and intermediate level programmers. No prior experience is assumed and basic concepts will be covered in sufficient detail to create a complete understanding. Knowledge of other programming languages besides Python is not a prerequisite for this course, but any experience writing code or scripting will certainly help you to understand and apply the concepts presented.

This course assumes no previous experience with Python. Knowledge of another programming language and understanding fundamental concepts of Object Oriented Programming is a definite plus.

Preliminaries
Install Python on Windows.
Python on Mac
Text editors
Getting started on the command line
Using Python in calculator mode
Doing math with Python
Mathematical operators and precedence
Variables and references
Built-in functions
First program and the string data type
Creating strings
“Hello World” Python style
Operations on strings
Escape sequences
Formatted strings
Interactive program using input techniques
Reading standard input
Prompting the read operation
Importing library functionality
Reading arguments from the command line
Use comments to document your code
Branching control structure
Boolean data type
Comparison operators
The basic ‘if’ construct
Optional clauses ‘elif’ and ‘else’
List and tuple data types
Syntax for creating a list
Common list operations (pop, remove, replace, reverse, len, append)
List slicing mechanism
The range() built-in function
Aggregate string with join()
Looping control structures
Contextualize code in a ‘block’ structure
Processing lists with a ‘for’ loop
Generators
Indexed ‘for’ loops
Conditional looping with ‘while’
The ‘break’ and ‘continue’ statements
Writing custom functions
Function syntax
Input data
Docstrings
Variable scope
The return statement
Dictionaries – associative arrays
Hash tables have key / value pairs
Syntax for creating a dictionary
Adding elements
Dereferencing elements
Deleting elements
File operations
The open() built-in function
Read data from a file
Writing to file
Appending to file
Close a file
Exception handling
Exception type and it’s subtypes
The try block
The except block
The finally block
Object Oriented programming
Custom type definition -Class
Attributes and methods
Instantiation –Object
Inheritance and polymorphism
Encapsulation
Class definitions
Syntax for creating a class
Class constructor and the __init__ method
The __str__ built in method
Adding other methods to a class
More on classes
Parent classes and inheritance
Private attributes and methods
Class attributes and static methods
Properties, gettters and setters
Sampling python standard library modules
The os module
The random module
Desktop GUI with Tkinter
Sqlite database
The array module
The collections module
Appendix
Python package index
Pip

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