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Code School: Try Python

by Sarah Holderness

Explore the basics of Python and learn what it means to store and manipulate numbers and words as well as make decisions with your program.

What you'll learn

Join our Python school and explore the basics of Python, what it means to store and manipulate numbers and words as well as make decisions with your program.

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Course FAQ

What is Python?

Python is a high-level object-oriented programming language designed to be easy to read and simple to implement. Python is open source and is considered a scripting language for creating web apps and dynamic content.

Why should I try to learn Python?

Python has several benefits. The code and syntax of Python is easier to read than almost any other programming language. It is extremely useful for automating tasks, especially when working with a fair amount of raw data. Python is often used in software applications, websites, web applications, operating systems shells, and even some games. It also has extensive support libraries and third party modules.

What will I learn in this course?

This course will help you understand why you should try Python! Topics covered include:

  • What is Python
  • Basics of Python
  • Python variables
  • Python math
  • Introduction to strings in Python
  • Introduction to conditionals in Python
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn Python and try it for themselves through examples. If you are just getting your feet wet in the world of programming, this is a great course for you!

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This course is intended for absolute beginners and requires to prior experience with Python or any other programming language.

About the author

Sarah just finished her PhD in Computer Science and in that process found two loves: inventing things and teaching. Working at Pluralsight allows her to do what she loves and work with some amazing people. When she's not teaching she's outside, enjoying the Florida sunshine with her family.

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