Welcome! This is a half-credit mini course on Python programming.
Why learn Python? The short answer is:
>>> print("Hello World")
The longer answer is that Python is a powerful and popular programming language, useful for building large systems as well as writing small scripts. It has intuitive syntax, extensive libraries, and supports both object-oriented and functional programming methodologies. In this class, we will explore a variety of these features through hands-on exercises and a final open-ended project.
|Time/Place:||Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm in Towne 305|
|Prerequisites:||CIS 110; CIS 120 highly recommended|
Official Python 3.4 Documentation
There will be weekly homeworks and a final project. Homeworks account for 65% of the grade and the final project accounts for 35%.
Homework for this class will typically take the form of weekly coding assignments, typically designed to be completed in the range of 1-5 hours of effort.
|40 pts||Functionality||Does it work? How well? Do you have your features implemented?|
|30 pts||Content||Did you choose a concept that was sufficiently interesting and challenging? Did you make a reasonable attempt to meet these goals?|
|15 pts||Tech Demo||Can you effectively present your project? Does the finished product work cohesively?|
|15 pts||Style||Good PEP8 and general style, good coding practices (e.g. "with" to open files), useful documentation|
This course will be taught with a minimum Python version of 3.4. Part of the first lecture will be walking students through an effective and helpful Python setup on their personal computers.
|August 30||Week 1:
|September 6||Week 2:
Comprehensions and Functions
|September 13||Week 3: