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Introduction to Python for AI Programmers

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Start coding with Python, drawing upon libraries and automation scripts to solve complex problems quickly.

Start coding with Python, drawing upon libraries and automation scripts to solve complex problems quickly.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 10, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Python data types • Control flow • Python operators • Python exception handling
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Why Python Programming

Welcome to Introduction to Python! Here's an overview of the course.

Lesson 2

Data Types and Operators

Familiarize yourself with the building blocks of Python! Learn about data types and operators, built-in functions, type conversion, whitespace, and style guidelines.

Lesson 3

Data Structures in Python

Use data structures to order and group different data types together! Learn about the types of data structures in Python, along with more useful built-in functions and operators.

Lesson 4

Control Flow

Build logic into your code with control flow tools! Learn about conditional statements, repeating code with loops and useful built-in functions, and list comprehensions.

Lesson 5

Functions

Learn how to use functions to improve and reuse your code! Learn about functions, variable scope, documentation, lambda expressions, iterators, and generators.

Lesson 6

Scripting

Set up your own programming environment to write and run Python scripts locally! Learn good scripting practices, interact with different inputs, and discover awesome tools.

Lesson 7

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Learn the basics of object-oriented programming so that you can build your own Python package.

Lesson 8 • Project

Use a Pre-trained Image Classifier to Identify Dog Breeds

In this project, you will use Python code and a created image classifier to identify dog breeds.

Taught By The Best

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Juno Lee

Instructor

As a data scientist at Looplist, Juno built neural networks to analyze and categorize product images, a recommendation system to personalize shopping experiences for each user, and tools to generate insight into user behavior.

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Andrew Paster

Instructor

Andrew has an engineering degree from Yale, and has used his data science skills to build a jewelry business from the ground up. He has additionally created courses for Udacity's Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program.

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Jennifer Staab

Instructor

Jennifer has a PhD in Computer Science and a Masters in Biostatistics; she was a professor at Florida Polytechnic University. She previously worked at RTI International and United Therapeutics as a statistician and computer scientist.

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