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This course is specifically designed to be a first programming course using the popular Python programming language.  The pace of the course is designed to lead to mastery of each of the topics in the class.  We will use simple data analysis as the programming exercises through the course. Understanding how to process data is valuable for everyone regardless of your career.  This course might kindle an interest in more advanced programming courses or courses in web design and development or just provide skills when you are faced with a bunch of data that you need to analyze. You can do the programming assignments for the class using a web browser or using your personal computer.   All required software for the course is free.

You will learn:

  • Week One: Introduction – Why we program?
  • Week Two: Variables and Expressions
  • Week Three: Conditional code
  • Week Four: Functions
  • Week Five: Loops and Iteration
  • Week Six: Strings
  • Week Seven: Files
  • Week Eight: Lists
  • Week Nine: Dictionaries
  • Week Ten: Tuples
  • Optional Topic: Regular Expressions


7 weeks

2-4 hours per week

Part time/ Full time: – Part time

Fees: – INR 3924

Important Date:

Course Start Date: 7-Nov-2016

  • Charles Severance: – University of Michigan
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This is a good first course for learning Python, but the focus in on learning programming and not analysis. Take this course, if you already know other language (SAS / R) and want to learn Python for data analysis.