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Python - Fast Start (module Y199) What is Python, versions, implementations. Code structure and Fundamentals. Conditionals and loops. Introduction to lists and Tuples. Everything's an object.
Lists and Tuples (module Y104) Why do we have collections?. Lists. The for loop. Tuples. 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. Variable scope. Advanced function capabilities and recent additions. Lambda example. Generator Example. Recursion. Built-in modules.
Object Orientation: Individual Objects (module Q906) A History. Unstructured Code. Subroutines, functions, procedures. Structured Programming. Object Oriented Programming. A note on political, or religious issues. Introduction to OO Programming. Classes. Methods. Static and Nonstatic. Instances. Constructors. Destructors. Overloading. Accessing members of a class. Loading. Use. Direct access to variables. Testing. Encouraging class use.
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. Raw strings. Strings as sequences. Strings methods. 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. Writing 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.
Object Orientation: Composite Objects (module Q909) Revision. Inheritance. Base classes and subclasses. What's inherited?. Overriding. Abstract classes. Polymorphism. Inheritance structure. Multiple Inheritance. Class structure. Hierarchy. Visibility. Designing Objects.
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. Overloading operators. A practical example of overloading operators.
Object Orientation: Design Techniques (module Q907) OO Design - some basics. Start with a good understanding of OO. And also a good understanding of the buzz words and design cycle.. Informal Techniques. Micro or Macro?. Specifying classes and methods. Specifying extended classes. Clusters of classes. Generalise it out. Programming and method standards. Formal Methods. Unified Modelling Language (UML). Views. Diagrams. Model Elements. UML Summary. Tools. Project management and design issues.
GUIs and Graphics in Python (module Y203) GUIs - TkInter, pyGTK, wxPython and Python Qt - overview and comparison. Graphics - openGL, pylab and matplotlib - overview and comparison. Graphing tools in Python - overview and comparison. Python via HTML - cgi, Zope, Plone, Django - overview and comparison.
wxPython (module Y207) Introduction. wxWidgets. Hello wxPython world. A simple wxPython application. What next? wxPython widgets. wxPython events. wxPython window layouts. Contstraints, layout algorithms, sizers and resources.
Code testing, patterns, profiles and optimisation. (module Y212) Decorators. Static Methods. Factories and Comparators. Unittest and Doctest. The Profiler.
Additional Python Facilities (module Y115) Is Python compiled or interpreted?. Regular expressions in Python. Elements of a Python-style regular expression. Anchors (Assertions). Literal characters. Character groups. Counts. Alternation. Grouping. Modifiers. Some examples. 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.

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