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Advanced Python Training

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Course duration

  • 4 Days

Course Outline

In this Python training course, students already familiar with Python programming will learn advanced Python techniques.

This Python course is taught using Python 3; however, differences between Python 2 and Python 3 are noted. For private Python classes, our instructor can focus specifically on Python 2 if desired.

  • Learn to work with IPython Notebook.
  • Learn to work with regular expressions in Python.
  • Learn to work with the Collections module.
  • Learn about mapping and filtering and lambda functions.
  • Learn advanced sorting.
  • Learn about Unicode and text encoding.
  • Learn to work with databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML.
  • Learn to write object-oriented code in Python.
  • Learn about graphing and data analysis.
  • Learn to test and debug your Python code.
  • Basic Python programming experience.
  • Some exposure to XML, JSON, and RDBMS.
  1. IPython Notebook
    1. Getting Started with IPython Notebook
    2. Creating Your First IPython Notebook
    3. IPython Notebook Modes
    4. Useful Shortcut Keys
    5. Markdown
    6. Magic Commands
    7. Getting Help
  2. Advanced Python Concepts
    1. Advanced List Comprehensions
      1. Quick Review of Basic List Comprehensions
      2. Multiple for Loops
    2. Collections Module
      1. Named Tuples
      2. Default Dictionaries
      3. Counters
    3. Mapping and Filtering
    4. Lambda Functions
    5. Advanced Sorting
      1. Sorting Lists in Place
      2. Sorting Sequences of Sequences
      3. Sorting Sequences of Dictionaries
    6. Unpacking Sequences in Function Calls
    7. Unicode and Encoding Text
      1. Encoding and Decoding Files in Python
      2. Converting a File from cp1252 to UTF-8
    8. Regular Expressions
  3. Working with Data
    1. Databases
    2. CSV
    3. JSON
    4. XML
  4. Classes and Objects
    1. Creating Classes
    2. Extending Classes
    3. Documenting with PyDoc
    4. Creating Packages
    5. Decorators
  5. Graphing and Data Analysis
    1. matplotlib
    2. NumPy
    3. pandas
  6. Testing and Debugging
    1. Creating Simulations
    2. Testing for Performance
    3. The unittest Module
    4. Debugging with the IPython Debugger (ipdb)
  7. More Useful Modules
    1. ziplib
    2. requests
    3. Scrapy

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