Python for Beginners: Variables and Strings

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Discover and experiment with python strings basic operation

Use python built-in string methods

Apply string methods in real-world scenarios; Shopping List Cost Analysis

2 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

This Guided Project "Python for Beginners: Variables and Strings" is for individuals who are new to programming and want to learn the basics of Python. In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to work with Python strings, perform string manipulations using built-in methods and apply these skills to real-world scenarios through a shopping list cost analysis short project. This guided-project will cover the learning objectives of working with Python strings, performing string manipulation using built-in methods and applying these skills in real-world scenarios. This project is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to variables and strings in a beginner-friendly format. In order to be successful in this project, you will need to have prior knowledge of basic Python concepts; Familiarity with control structures in Python such as for loops and if statements.

Skills you will develop

  • Text Data Analysis

  • Python Programming

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Visualization (DataViz)

  • Strings and Variables

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Define Variables in Python

  2. Work with string basic operations

  3. Manipulate Strings Using Python Built-In Methods

  4. Practice Task: Green Energy Production

  5. Import and Prepare Data for Cost Analysis

  6. Use Python String Methods to Examine Cost Analysis

  7. Challenge: Python Strings

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Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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