Python Basics: Introduction to Python

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Through this learning path, you’ll jump-start your Python journey by mastering fundamental concepts for Python beginners. You’ll learn by doing, with the guidance of experienced instructors to support you and fast-track your development.

With this series of video courses, you’ll soon know “enough to be dangerous” with Python. The courses break down the core concepts you really need to know into bite-sized chunks, delivered in plain English.

Python Basics: Introduction to Python

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Python Basics: Setting Up Python

The first step to getting started with Python is to set it up on your machine. In this course, you'll learn how to download Python for Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu Linux and how to open Python's Integrated Development and Learning Environment, IDLE.

Python Basics: Code Your First Python Program

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Python Basics: Code Your First Python Program

In this video course, you'll write your first Python program. Along the way, you'll learn about errors, declare variables and inspect their values, and try your hand at writing comments.

Python Basics: Functions and Loops

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Python Basics: Functions and Loops

In this Python Basics video course, you'll learn how to create user-defined functions that you can execute several times throughout your code. You'll also try your hand at repeating code with for and while loops.

Python Basics: Finding and Fixing Code Bugs

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Python Basics: Finding and Fixing Code Bugs

In this Python Basics video course, you'll learn how to identify and fix logic errors, or bugs, in your Python code. You'll use the built-in debugging tools in Python's Integrated Development and Learning Environment to practice locating and resolving bugs in an example function.

Python Basics: Conditional Logic & Control Flow

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Python Basics: Conditional Logic & Control Flow

In this Python Basics video course, you'll learn how use conditional logic to write programs that perform different actions based on different conditions. Paired with functions and loops, conditional logic allows you to write complex programs that can handle many different situations.

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