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Introduction to Python

  • Profound Academy

    • Status
      • 1
        Input and Output
      • 2
        Variables and Integer Arithmetic
      • 3
        Conditional Operators
      • 4
        Advanced Conditions - Nesting
      • 5
        Types and Variables
      • 6
      • 7
      • 8
        For Loops
      • 9
        While Loops
      • 10
        continue, break, while...else
      • 11
        String and List methods
      • 12
        Nested Loops
      • 13
        List Comprehension
      • 14
        Tuples and Sets
      • 15
      • 16
      • 17
        Functions 2
      • 18
        Lambda and higher-order functions
      • 19

  • Introduction to Python

    ✨ Level
    🕗 Duration
    💻 Practice
    2-4 months
    300+ coding exercises
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    Welcome to the course introduction to Python! In this course, you will learn a lot about the language and programming in general. This course is designed for complete beginners or people who already know another programming language but want to learn Python and enhance their knowledge in this field.
    Python is one of the most popular languages and is used across many disciplines to solve various tasks. It is widely used in Machine Learning, Web Development, Robotics, and many automation tasks. In the last 10 years, the language has gained huge popularity among programmers and tech companies. It is currently considered the most popular language according to many reports.
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    💻 Learn By Doing

    In this course, you learn by doing! Each concept has several interactive challenges that you will solve to pass on to the next one. We believe that hands-on learning is the best way to get in-depth knowledge. Here you will have many challenging and at the same time interesting exercises to practice each and every concept that is covered.
    You will study at your own pace. You can go hard and complete several levels in one week, or take it slow and focus on each concept for longer.
    There is a forum to ask questions and get unstuck. You can ask or answer the questions of others under each challenge.

    🎓 Curriculum

    This course focuses on the core concepts of Python and introduces each of them in an intuitive manner. To make the process more fun and engaging, the concepts are organized into levels, and passing each level means you’ve mastered a new concept. These are the main things we will be covering here:
    Input and output
    • print and input commands
    • Additional parameters for the print function
    Variables and integer arithmetic
    • Python as a simple calculator
    • addition, subtraction, multiplication
    • division, modulus
    Conditional operators
    • bool type (True and False)
    • if, else, and elif statements
    • Logical operators
    Types of variables
    • int and float types
    • math module - square roots, exponents, etc
    Textual values (strings)
    • Strings and accessing each character
    • f-strings
    • Slicing
    • Lists - list and []
    • Accessing elements of lists
    • Removing elements with del []
    • Nested lists and matrices
    for loops
    • for loop syntax
    • range function
    while loops
    • while loop syntax
    • Working with number digits
    continue break and while ... else
    • Skip an iteration with continue
    • Get out of a loop with a break
    • while ... else statements
    Utility methods for strings and lists
    • title(), upper(), lower(), etc
    • istitle(), isalpha(), etc
    • strip(), replace(), etc
    • split() and join()
    • Sorting of lists
    Nested loops
    • Nested for and while loops
    • Handling 2D lists
    List comprehension
    • Simplifying list creation with list comprehension
    • Nested list comprehension
    • 2D list comprehension
    • Tuples - tuple and ()
    • Accessing elements of tuples
    • Creating a tuple from a list
    • Sets - set and {}
    • Venn’s diagram
    • add and remove
    • Set comprehension
    • Dictionaries - dict and {}
    • Accessing values of dictionaries
    • Looping over dictionaries
    • Dict comprehension
    • Counters
    • def syntax
    • Functions with and without arguments
    • Functions with single and multiple return values
    Working with files
    • open-ing a file in different modes
    • reading, writing and appending to a file
    • pathlib module
    • Automating tasks with files
    Applications and wrap-up
    • Random numbers
    • Interactive games

    🚀 Welcome and Join the Discord Community

    Learning is 80% individual work! Completing this course will be your accomplishment and we’re here to support that journey. Join us on Discord for discussions and meet other learners by following this link: https://discord.gg/TTTEcu2Jju (try changing the browser in case the invitation doesn’t work).