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Introduction to Python 3
3 Day Onsite / 21 Hour Online Hands-On Training.

This course introduces the student to the Python language. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non trivial Python programs dealing with a wide variety of subject matter domains.Topics include language components, the IDLE environment, control flow constructs, strings, I/O, collections, classes, modules, and regular expressions. The course is supplemented with many hands on labs using either Linux or Windows.

 

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An Introduction to Python

  • Introductory Remarks about Python
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • A Brief History of Python
  • Python Versions
  • Installing Python
  • Environment Variables
  • Executing Python from the Command Line
  • IDLE
  • Editing Python Files
  • Getting Help
  • Dynamic Types
  • Python Reserved Words
  • Naming Conventions

Basic Python Syntax

  • Introduction
  • Basic Syntax
  • Comments
  • String Values
  • String Operations
  • The format Method
  • String Slices
  • String Operators
  • Numeric Data Types
  • Conversions
  • Simple Input and Output
  • The print Function

Language Components

  • Introduction
  • Control Flow and Syntax
  • Indenting
  • The if Statement
  • Relational Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • True or False
  • Bit Wise Operators
  • The while Loop
  • break and continue
  • The for Loop

Collections

  • Introduction
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Sets
  • Dictionaries
  • Sorting Dictionaries
  • Copying Collections
  • Summary

Functions

  • Introduction
  • Defining Your Own Functions
  • Parameters
  • Function Documentation
  • Keyword and Optional Parameters
  • Passing Collections to a Function
  • Variable Number of Arguments
  • Scope
  • Functions - "First Class Citizens"
  • Passing Functions to a Function
  • Mapping Functions in a Dictionary
  • Lambda
  • Closures

Modules

  • Standard Modules - sys
  • Standard Modules - math
  • Standard Modules - time
  • The dir Function

Exceptions

  • Errors
  • Run Time Errors
  • The Exception Model
  • Exception Hierarchy
  • Handling Multiple Exceptions
  • raise
  • assert
  • Writing Your Own Exception Classes

Input and Output

  • Introduction
  • Data Streams
  • Creating Your Own Data Streams
  • Access Modes
  • Writing Data to a File
  • Reading Data From a File
  • Additional File Methods
  • Using Pipes as Data Streams
  • Handling IO Exceptions
  • Working with Directories
  • Metadata
  • The pickle Module

Classes in Python

  • Principles of Object Orientation
  • Creating Classes
  • Instance Methods
  • File Organization
  • Special Methods
  • Class Variables
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Type Identification
  • Custom Exception Classes
  • Class Documentation - pydoc

Regular Expressions

  • Introduction
  • Simple Character Matches
  • Special Characters
  • Character Classes
  • Quantifiers
  • The Dot Character
  • Greedy Matches
  • Grouping
  • Matching at Beginning or End
  • Match Objects
  • Substituting
  • Splitting a String
  • Compiling Regular Expressions
  • Flags
 
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