Introduction to Programming with Python

Whether you're relatively new to programming, or have experience in other programming languages, this course will provide you with a comprehensive first exposure to the Python programming language that can provide you with a quick start in Python, or as the foundation for further learning.

Though Python has been in use for nearly thirty years, it has become one of the most popular languages for software development, particularly within the fields of data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and web development. You will learn elements of the Python 3 language and development strategies by creating a complete program that performs a wide range of operations on a variety of data types, structures, and objects, implements program logic through conditional statements and loops, structures code for reusability through functions, classes, and modules, reads and writes files, and handles error conditions.

Što ćete naučiti

  • Set up Python and develop a simple application.
  • Declare and perform operations on simple data types, including strings, numbers, and dates.
  • Declare and perform operations on data structures, including lists, ranges, tuples, dictionaries, and sets.
  • Write conditional statements and loops.
  • Define and use functions, classes, and modules.
  • Manage files and directories through code.
  • Deal with exceptions.

Kome je namijenjeno

This course is designed for people who want to learn the Python programming language in preparation for using Python to develop software for a wide range of applications, such as data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and web development.


  • Some experience programming in an object-oriented language is helpful, but even if you don't have such experience, this course can be useful to those that are new to programming.

Nastavni plan

  • Setting Up Python and Developing a Simple Application
    • Set Up the Development Environment
    • Write Python Statements
    • Create a Python Application
    • Prevent Errors
  • Processing Simple Data Types
    • Process Strings and Integers
    • Process Decimals, Floats, and Mixed Number Types
  • Processing Data Structures
    • Process Ordered Data Structures
    • Process Unordered Data Structures
  • Writing Conditional Statements and Loops in Python
    • Write a Conditional Statement
    • Write a Loop
  • Structuring Code for Reuse
    • Define and Call a Function
    • Define and Instantiate a Class
    • Import and Use a Module
  • Writing Code to Process Files and Directories
    • Write to a Text File
    • Read from a Text File
    • Get the Contents of a Directory
    • Manage Files and Directories
  • Dealing with Exceptions
    • Handle Exceptions
    • Raise Exceptions
  • Appendix A: Major Differences Between Python 2 and 3
  • Appendix B: Python Style Guide