Mastering Python Programming with Advanced Topics

In this course, you will learn the basics of writing and running Python scripts as well as 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. After completing this course, you will immediately be able to use Python to complete tasks in the real world.

An Overview of Python

What is Python? Python Timeline Advantages/Disadvantages of Python Getting help with pydoc

2. The Python Environment

Starting Python Using the interpreter Running a Python script Python scripts on UNIX/Windows Editors and IDEs

3. Getting Started

Using variables Built-in functions Strings Numbers Converting among types Writing to the screen Command line parameters

4. Flow Control

About flow control White space Conditional expressions Relational and Boolean operators While loops Alternate loop exits

5. Sequences

About sequences Lists and list methods Tuples Indexing and slicing Iterating through a sequence Sequence functions, keywords, and operators List comprehensions Generator Expressions Nested sequences

6. Working with files

File overview Opening a text file Reading a text file Writing to a text file Reading and writing raw (binary) data Converting binary data with struct

7. Dictionaries and Sets

About dictionaries Creating dictionaries Iterating through a dictionary About sets Creating sets

8. Functions

Defining functions Parameters Global and local scope Nested functions Returning values

9. Sorting

The sorted() function Alternate keys Lambda functions Sorting collections Using operator.itemgetter() Reverse sorting

10. Errors and Exception Handling

Syntax errors Exceptions Using try/catch/else/finally Handling multiple exceptions Ignoring exceptions

11. Modules and Packages

The import statement Module search path Creating modules Using packages Function and module aliases

12. Classes

About o-o programming Defining classes Constructors Methods Instance data Properties Class methods and data

13. Regular Expressions

RE syntax overview RE Objects Searching and matching Compilation flags Groups and special groups Replacing text Splitting strings

14. The standard library

The sys module Launching external programs Math functions Random numbers The string module Reading CSV data