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Programming Applications with Python: Working with Files

Discover how to read and create files and directories in Python, and how Python is used for data collection and exploration.

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Learn how to use Python create applications

On this course, you’ll start to develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully launch a career in programming or software development, learning how to program applications using Python.

You’ll study alongside industry experts at Github, giving you the confidence and competitive advantage to work in or manage development teams.

Explore how to read and create files

On this course, you’ll examine best practice for reading and creating files and directories in Python.

You’ll discover how to copy, move, rename, and archive existing files, as well as how Python is used for data analysis, including data collection, wrangling, and exploration.

You’ll come away with the ability to perform key elements of data analysis using Python, and ready to tackle the second course in the series.

Get in-demand skills in programming with Python

As the global importance of the online world increases, there is ever-growing demand for programmers with cutting-edge development skills – and especially programmers with training in Python.

Python is the most-popular programming language in the world, driving crucial web services such as Google, Dropbox, and Instagram, as well as many web applications and academic data analyses.

What topics will you cover?

  • Working files
  • Data analysis using Python

When would you like to start?

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Articulate best practices for working files
  • Identify key elements of data analysis using Python

Who is the course for?

  • Career changers looking for an entry-level role as a programmer.
  • Established technology professionals looking to better understand the versatility of Python.
  • Technology team leaders, looking to better understand key concepts to more effectively manage development teams

If you want to further your knowledge, you may be interested in these courses from the same provider. They share the same subject and overall outcomes and can be accessed here:

What software or tools do you need?

On this course we’ll be using Python. We recommend you use a computer to access these elements.

Who will you learn with?

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