# Exploring the Fibonacci Sequence With Python (Summary)

The Fibonacci sequence can help you improve your understanding of recursion. In this video course, you’ve learned what the **Fibonacci sequence** is. You’ve also learned about some common algorithms to generate the sequence and how to translate them into Python code.

The Fibonacci sequence can be an excellent springboard and entry point into the world of recursion, which is a fundamental skill to have as a programmer.

**In this course, you’ve learned how to:**

- Generate the Fibonacci sequence using a
**recursive algorithm** - Optimize your recursive Fibonacci algorithm using
**memoization** - Generate the Fibonacci sequence using an
**iterative algorithm**

For more information on concepts covered in this course, you can check out:

- Recursion in Python: An Introduction (Tutorial)
- Recursion in Python (Video Course)
- Thinking Recursively in Python
- Sorting Algorithms in Python
- Thonny: The Beginner-Friendly Python Editor
- Python Inner Functions: What Are They Good For?

**Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course!** What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the *discussion* section and let us know.

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The Fibonacci sequence can help you to improve your understanding of recursion. In this course, you’ve learned what the Fibonacci sequence is. You’ve also learned about some common algorithms to generate the sequence and how to translate them into Python code.

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The Fibonacci sequence can be an excellent springboard and entry point into the world of recursion, which is a fundamental skill to have as a programmer. In this course, you learned how to generate the Fibonacci sequence using a recursive algorithm, optimize your recursive Fibonacci algorithm using memoization, and generate the Fibonacci sequence using an iterative algorithm.

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You’ve also visualized the memoized recursive algorithm to get a better understanding of how it works behind the scenes. To do that, you used a call stack diagram.

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Once you master the concepts in this course, your Python programming skills will improve along with your recursive algorithmic thinking. We hope you found this course useful, and we’ll see you again soon at realpython.com.

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