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Intermediate Python for Developers

Dive into the Python ecosystem, discovering modules and packages along with how to write custom functions!

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Course Description

Elevate your Python skills to the next level

This course will delve deeper into Python's rich ecosystem, focusing on essential aspects such as built-in functions, modules, and packages. You'll learn how to harness the power of Python's built-in functions effectively, enabling you to streamline your code. The course will introduce you to the power of Python's modules, empowering you to develop quicker by reusing existing code rather than writing your own from scratch every time! You'll see how people have extended modules to create their own open-source software, known as packages, discovering how to download, import, and work with packages in your programs.

Master custom functions

You'll learn best practices for defining functions, including comprehensive knowledge of how to write user-friendly docstrings to ensure clarity and maintainability. You'll dive into advanced concepts such as default arguments, enabling you to create versatile functions with predefined values. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to handle arbitrary positional and keyword arguments effectively, enhancing the flexibility and usability of your functions. By understanding how to work with these arguments, you'll be able to create more robust and adaptable solutions to various programming challenges.

Debug your code and use error handling techniques

You'll learn to interpret error messages, including tracebacks from incorrectly using functions from packages. You'll use keywords and techniques to adapt your custom functions, effectively handling errors and providing bespoke feedback messages to developers who misuse your code!
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    The Python Ecosystem

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    Discover Python's rich ecosystem of built-in functions and modules, plus how to download and work with packages.

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    Built-in functions
    50 xp
    Get some assistance
    100 xp
    Counting the elements
    100 xp
    Performing calculations
    100 xp
    Modules
    50 xp
    What is a module?
    50 xp
    Working with the string module
    100 xp
    Importing from a module
    100 xp
    Packages
    50 xp
    Package or module?
    100 xp
    Working with pandas
    100 xp
    Performing calculations with pandas
    100 xp
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In the following Tracks

Certification Available

Data Engineer in Python

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Associate Python Developer

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Python Programming Fundamentals

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Collaborators

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Aimee Gott
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Arne Warnke

Prerequisites

Introduction to Python for Developers
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