Python Fundamentals

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This free project is part of the liveProject series Explore Python Fundamentals, Part 1
basics of Python variables • basics of a Python “shell” such as Jupyter Notebook
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understanding variables and whether they are containers or labels • using the id() function
Naomi Ceder
1 week · 1-3 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll help out a new Python developer with some mysterious bugs in their code. To unravel their issues, you’ll explore two different models for the behavior of Python variables and write some code that will either support or refute those models. This will help you reason about how variables behave in Python in regards to both mutable and immutable objects.

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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 programmers who want to improve their understanding of the language. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with:

  • Python “shell” such as Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of Python variables
  • Creating variables

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In this liveProject, you’ll master fundamental Python concepts and techniques that will help you grow as a Python programmer.
  • Create Mental Models to help decide how to approach and solve a problem
  • Exploring variables as containers
  • Exploring variables as labels
  • Using the id() function


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