|Linux -An Introduction For Users (module A101) Logging in and user accounts.
Files and directories.
File name matching and specifying multiple files.
Commands for examining file contents.
Manipulating the file system.
Copying, moving and deleting files and directories.
Changing the contents of a file.
Summary of vi commands.
The most basic.
Second level vi commands.
File permissions and some other useful commands.
Metacharacters in Nix commands.
Other useful commands.
Combining commands with shell programming.
Distribution and archive files and file transfers.
Handling tar and gzip files.
Transferring files using FTP.
Logging in to remote machines.
|Linux Utilities (module A166) Introduction.
Piping and redirection of utilities.
Options and related commands.
Grep, sort, awk, sed cut and Perl.
Find, man and info.
|Learning to Progam (module Q100) What is programing?
Why are there so many langauges?
Which language for what purpose?
How to plan your progamming project.
Making best use of existing resources.
|Introduction to Python (module Y101) What is Python?.
Running Python from the command line.
Running Python from a file - "Hello Python World".
Obtaining and installing Python.
Downloading from www.python.org.
Downloading from ActiveState.
Downloading from Plone.
What is Python good for?.
Where did the Python name come from?.
|Python - Fundamentals (module Y102) Variables, assignments and data types.
Operators, expressions and delimiters.
Coercion and conversion.
Screen output, keyboard input.
The print statement.
Commenting your program.
The #! line.
|Conditionals and Loops (module Y103) Conditional statement - if.
blocks in Python.
else and elif.
Conditions, and what is truth.
The while loop.
break and continue; else clauses.
|Lists and Tuples (module Y104) Why do we have collections?.
The for loop.
Working with lists and tuples.
More ways to reference elements of a list or tuple.
copying a list.
Concatenating and repeating lists and tuples.
Comparing lists and the in operator.
converting to a list or tuple.
A real live program.
Lists of lists.
|Functions, Modules and Packages (module Y105) Why use functions.
A first function.
A first module.
More flexibility in calling functions.
Doc strings and function attributes.
Defining your own attributes.
Advanced function capabilities and recent additions.
|Object Oriented Python (module Y106) What is Object Orientation and why use it?.
Using Python objects.
Creating your own classes in Python.
Method and variable naming standards.
Including a test harness in your class definition.
|Dictionaries (module Y107) Why do we need dictionaries?.
Defining and using a dictionary.
Hashing and Sorting.
Checking whether an itemÕs in a dictionary.
Using other objects as dictionary keys.
|String Handling (module Y108) Defining strings.
Strings as sequences.
Finding available methods, and documentation.
Splitting and joining strings.
Finding out what methods are available.
Formatting strings in Python.
|Exceptions (module Y109) What is an exception?.
Using try and except.
Types of exceptions.
Running mandatory cleanup code.
Raising an exception.
Practical examples - exceptions in use.
Simple application - generate a list of prime numbers.
Code testing and optimisation.
|File Handling (module Y110) Opening and reading from files.
File system Checks.
Reading a web page.
|More on Collections and Sequences (module Y111) Complex Structures.
Assignments, shallow and deep copies.
Further operations on lists.
Sorting a list - natural order and user sorts.
|Objects - Intermediate (module Y112) A first example of inheritance in Python.
A further example.
Classic and new-style classes.
Attributes and properties.
Finding out about the class of an object.
A practical example of overloading operators.
|Additional Python Facilities (module Y115) Is Python compiled or interpreted?.
Regular expressions in Python.
Elements of a Python-style regular expression.
Methods available on Python regular expressions.
Some more examples and features of regular expressions.
Some popular regular expressions.
Running Python and system commands from within.
Handling dates and times in Python.
Pickling and shelving.
Accessing the environment from Python.
Talking to SQL databases from Python.
|Code testing, patterns, profiles and optimisation. (module Y212) Decorators.
Factories and Comparators.
Unittest and Doctest.
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