Python Fundamentals

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This free project is part of the liveProject series Explore Python Fundamentals, Part 2
Python shell
skills learned
functions as dictionary values • mutable objects as default function parameters • how to use and create decorators
Naomi Ceder
1 week · 1-3 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll create Python functions for specific data cleaning operations to help import product data from a legacy system into a new pipeline. You’ll work with a delimited text file with unhandy export conventions, and utilize functions to clean and convert fields for cleaner and seamless data transfer. You’ll even break your new operations down into separate functions so that you can easily reuse your code at a later date.

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Naomi Ceder
Naomi Ceder is the former chair of the Python Software Foundation. She has been learning, using, and teaching Python since 2001.


This liveProject is for both new and experienced Python coders looking to refine their skills with the language. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • A Python “shell” such as Jupyter Notebook
  • Define a function
  • Understand how to use function parameters and default parameters
  • Use a Python command shell or Jupyter Notebook

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to use functions to generate cleaner, more Pythonic code.

  • Functions as dictionary values
  • Mutable objects as default function parameters
  • How to use and create decorators


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