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Functional Programming Course Overview

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In this section, you’ll get ready to tackle functional programming in Python! You’ll learn the basics of functional programming in Python and how you can use immutable data structures to represent data in your programs.

You’ll go over what functional programming (FP) is from a computer science perspective and how it compares to other programming paradigms, like object-oriented programming (OOP) or procedural programming.

Here’s the example data set we’ll be working with throughout the course:

| Name            | Field      | Born | Nobel Prize? |
| Ada Lovelace    | math       | 1815 | no           |
| Emmy Noether    | math       | 1882 | no           |
| Marie Curie     | math       | 1867 | yes          |
| Tu Youyou       | physics    | 1930 | yes          |
| Ada Yonath      | chemistry  | 1939 | yes          |
| Vera Rubin      | astronomy  | 1928 | no           |
| Sally Ride      | physics    | 1951 | no           |

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Simon on May 17, 2020

Very useful! Thanks

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Poo Poo Undy on Aug. 7, 2020

VERY useful!

DroxyDopa on Oct. 23, 2020

Which font is this???

squeakyboots on April 26, 2021

The example data in the description lists Vera Rubin a Chemist, but she’s an Astronomer. The examples later in the course list her as an Astronomer correctly.

Martin Breuss RP Team on April 26, 2021

Thanks @squeakyboots! I fixed it in the description : ) Here’s her Wikipedia page:


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