Introduction to Python 3.x Training

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Course Description

This four day course leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python modules. Extra emphasis is placed on features unique to Python, such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting. This is a hands-on programming class. All concepts are reinforced by informal practice during the lecture followed by graduated lab exercises. Python Programming is a practical introduction to a working programming language, not an academic overview of syntax and grammar. Students will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)


Course Outline

About this Course
Classroom etiquette
Course outline
Student files
Extracting the student files
Lab exercises
An Overview of Python
What is Python?
The Birth of Python
Python Timeline
About Interpreted Languages
Advantages of Python
Disadvantages of Python
How to Get Python
How to Get Python?
The end of 2.x
Getting Help
Using Pydoc
The Python Environment
Starting Python
If the Interpreter is Not in Your PATHs
Using the Interpreter
Trying Out a Few Commands
The help() Command
Running a Python Script
Python Scripts on Unix
Python Scripts on Windows
Python Editors and IDEs
Getting Started
Using Variables
Built-in Functions
Variable Typing
Single-delimited String Literals
Triple-delimited String Literals
Raw String Literals
Unicode Characters
String Operators and Methods
Numeric Literals
Math Operators and Expressions
Converting Among Types
Writing to the Screen
String Formatting
Command Line Parameters
Reading From the Keyboard
Flow Control
About Flow Control
What's with the White Space
If and Elif
Conditional Expressions
Relational Operators
Boolean Operators
While Loops
Alternate Ways to Exit a Loop
About Sequences
Indexing and Slicing
Iterating Through a Sequence
Using Enumerate()
Functions for All Sequences
Keywords and Operators for All Sequences
The Range() Function
Nested Sequences
List Comprehensions
Generator Expressions
Working with files
Text File I/O
Opening a Text File
The With Block
Reading a Text File
Writing to a Text File
Non-Delimited (Raw) Data
Dictionaries and Sets
About Dictionaries
When to Use Dictionaries
Creating Dictionaries
Getting Dictionary Values
Iterating Through a Dictionary
Reading File Data into a Dictionary
Counting with a Dictionary
About Sets
Creating Sets
Working with Sets
Defning a Function
Function Parameters
Returning Values
Variable Scope
The Sorted() Function
Alternate Keys
Lambda Functions
Sorting Nested Data
\Sorting Dictionaries
Sorting in Reverse
Sorting Lists in Place
Using Modules
Regular Expressions
RE Syntax Overview
RE Objects
Searching for Patterns
Matching Without Re Objects
Compilation Fags
Special Groups
Replacing Text
Splitting a String
Using the Standard Library
The Sys Module
Interpreter Information
Launching External Programs
Paths, Directories, and Filenames
Walking Directory Trees
Grabbing Web Pages
Sending E-Mail
Math Functions
Random Values
Dates And Times
Zipped Archives
An Introduction to Python Classes
About O-O Programming
Defining Classes
Instance Methods
Class Methods and Data
Static Methods
Private Methods
Untangling the Nomenclature
Bonus Exercises
Appendix A: Bibliography
Appendix B: Python Gotchas
Appendix C: String Formatting

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