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Basic Python Training – 3 Days

Course Description – Basic Python Training

This Python training course is an introductory level course designed for students who are new to the language and need to learn the basics as well as for students who have had some exposure and now want to take their skills to the next level by introducing new topics and reinforcing existing knowledge.

What You Will Learn

  • Installing Python and writing basic scripts
  • Using built in data structures
  • Using all flow control features
  • Reading and writing from and to files
  • Using Python’s extensive libraries and functions

Prerequisites and Audience

Good computer skills and familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, loops, and functions.  This class is designed for students new to Python, or for students who have some exposure and need to expand their understanding.


Part 1: Basic Use

 Chapter 1: Installation and Setup

  • Where to find Python
  • Installing Python
  • Testing your installation

 Chapter 2: Getting Started

  • What is Python?
  • Why Python?
  • Hello World interactive
  • Hello World command line
  • Hello World in a file
  • The print statement
  • Comments
  • Line structure
  • When Things Go Wrong – Raising Exceptions

Chapter 3: Variables and Data Types

  • Variables
  • Identifiers
  • Binding
  • Data Types
  • Basic Numbers
  • Basic Strings
  • Using Tuples and Sequences
  • Using and modifying Lists
  • Using Dictionaries
  • Sequence slicing

Chapter 4: Operators

  • Basic Numeric Operators
  • Basic Arithmetic Operators
  • Exponentiation
  • Bitwise
  • Augmented Assignment
  • Truncating Division
  • Comparison and Logical
  • Chaining
  • Short-circuiting
  • The Range Function

Chapter 5: Control Structures

  • The If Statement
  • For loops
  • While loops

Chapter 6:  Functions

  • Built-in functions
  • Defining functions
  • Using function objects
  • Passing arguments
  • Returning values
  • Function overloading
  • Named parameters
  • Default parameters
  • Function scope rules
  • Using the global statement
  • Pass by reference or value

Chapter 7: Exception Handling

  • The exception mechanism
  • Using the else clause
  • Using the finally clause
  • Using the raise statement

Chapter 8:  Simple File I/O

  • Opening files
  • Reading and writing files
  • Reading whole files
  • Using a file interator
  • Reading and writing binary data

Chapter 9:  Getting things done with modules and libraries

  • What is a module
  • Adding module names to your namespace
  • Finding modules
  • Standard modules
  • The sys module
  • Stdout, stderr, stdin
  • Exit
  • The ose module
  • Math with modules
  • Dates and Times

Part 2: Intermediate use

 Chapter 1: Intermediate variables and operators

  • Advanced variables and datatypes
  • List comprehensions
  • Pass statement
  • Print >>
  • Ternary operator
  • Docstrings and Pydoc
  • Using enumerate

Chapter 2: Strings

  • Strings and regular expressions
  • Using str() and repr()
  • Raw and Unicode strings
  • The re module

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