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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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Explore Python's rich ecosystem

Are you ready to 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.

Discover modules and packages

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 open-source software, known as packages, discovering how to download, import, and work with packages in your programs.

Design custom functions

You'll progress to mastering the art of writing custom functions in Python. You'll learn best practices for defining functions, including comprehensive 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 a variety of programming challenges.
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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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