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Introduction to Python 3 Course Outline

 (3 days)
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Overview
This 3-day 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.

Audience
Anyone who needs to learn how to write programs in Python.
Prerequisites: Students should have some experience with at least one programming language, ie. C, C++, Java, Perl, Ruby, VB or anything equivalent.

Number of Days
3 days

Course Outline

1. An Introduction to Python
A Brief History of Python
Python Versions
Installing Python
Environment Variables
Executing Python from the Command Line
IDLE
Editing Python Files
Python Documentation
Getting Help
Dynamic Types
Python Reserved Words
Naming Conventions

2. Basic Python Syntax
Basic Syntax
Comments
String Values
String Methods
The format Method
String Operators
Numeric Data Types
Conversion Functions
Simple Input and Output
The % Method
The print Function

3. Language Components
Indenting Requirements
The if Statement
Relational Operators
Logical Operators
Bit Wise Operators
The while Loop
break and continue
The for Loop

4. Collections
Lists
Tuples
Sets
Dictionaries
Sorting Dictionaries
Copying Collections

5. Functions
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
Inner Functions
Closures

6. Modules
Modules
Standard Modules - sys
Standard Modules - math
Standard Modules - time
The dir Function

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

8. Input and Output
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

9. Classes in Python
Classes in Python
Principles of Object Orientation
Creating Classes
Instance Methods
File Organization
Special Methods
Class Variables
Inheritance
Polymorphism
Type Identification
Custom Exception Classes

10. Regular Expressions
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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