Python for Everybody (Video/PY4E)

Python for Everybody (Video/PY4E)

These are the video lectures to supplement the textbook 'Python for Everybody: Exploring Information' and its associated web site www.py4e.com

Episodes

October 1, 2016 12 mins
Explore the nature of programming and how programming a computer is different than using a computer.
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In this lecture we learn abut how the computer processes and stores programs. We learn about the CPU, Memory, Storage and Input / Output devices are brought together to write a program.
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October 1, 2016 7 mins
We look at how writing programs is just another form of communication. Instead of communicating with another person, we are communicating our ideas to a computer.
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October 1, 2016 12 mins
We look at the basics of the Python language and how we write code in Python to communicate sequential steps, conditional steps and repeated steps.
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September 30, 2016 4 mins
Installing Python 3 on a Macintosh
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September 30, 2016 4 mins
Installing Python 3 on a Macintosh
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September 30, 2016 5 mins
Code Walkthrough: Hello World
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September 30, 2016 9 mins
We look at Python's reserved words, how we name and use variables, why we choose meaningful (mnemonic) variable names and how assignment statements function.
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September 30, 2016 19 mins
We look at how we use various numerical and string operations to compute new information and store the new values in variables.
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September 30, 2016 6 mins
Code Walkthrough: Exercise 2.2
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September 30, 2016 7 mins
Code Walkthrough: Exercise 2.3
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September 30, 2016 13 mins
The most basic conditional structure is the if statement where we either execute or skip a segment of code based on the results of a logical expression (i.e. asking a question).
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September 30, 2016 13 mins
In this video we look at multi-branch if statements and the try-except concept where we can indicate a group of statements to be executed if something goes wrong with a block of statements.
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September 30, 2016 12 mins
Code Walkthrough: Exercise 3.1
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September 30, 2016 9 mins
Code Walkthrough: Exercise 3.2
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September 30, 2016 10 mins
We look at how code flows into and out of functions as well has how we pass information into functions and get results returned to us.
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September 30, 2016 12 mins
We look at how to build our own functions using parameters and arguments as well as how we return results to the code that is calling our functions.
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September 30, 2016 10 mins
Code Walkthrough: Exercise 4.6
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September 30, 2016 9 mins
We look at how we construct a loop so that it runs as long as we want it to run. We learn about iteration variables and exiting loops with the 'break' and 'continue' statements.
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September 30, 2016 6 mins
We learn how to use the 'for' statement in Python to loop through a set of data.
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