Courses
## Introduction to programming using Python ### Intro
Matthieu Choplin
[email protected]
http://moodle.city.ac.uk/
### Recommended reading * Books: * How to Think Like a Computer Scientist by Allen B. Downey * Introduction to programming using Python by Daniel Liang * Website: * The official python tutorial: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/ * See links for the websites and free Python e-books on Moodle.
### Tools * IDE: Pycharm * Online tools: pythontutor.com
### Handouts * No handouts will be given. * You can find the handouts online on Moodle. * Printing * You can print handouts after you purchase credit from the computer shop (Room: E101 Drysdale Building) or by topping up online * More info: https://intranet.city.ac.uk/students/it/it/print.html
### Objectives * Think like a programmer. * Introduction to Python. Variables. Loops. Main method. Conditional structures. Data structure. * Debugging in Python (using pdb, Pycharm). How to read a program. * File manipulation: Reading and writing files. * Object Oriented programming in Python: classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation. How to build a modular python program. * Introduction to the Python standard library. * Testing in Python. Presentation of doctest and unittest. * Error handling: exceptions.