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About Python

Python was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991 as a general-purpose programming language. It is interactive and interpreted language. It supports both structured and object oriented style of programming. Python is an open source language under general public license(GPL).

Advantage of Python is that it has wide range of libraries and built in functions which aid in rapid development of applications. Python is easy to learn and follows a simple syntax, so it is a good choice for beginners.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Write business logic using Python

  • Create functions and reuse them

  • Store and access group of/multiple elements using single variable name

  • Develop user defined functions

  • Organize code using modules and packages

  • Perform file i/o operations in a python program

  • Handle exceptions in the program

Prerequisites

Knowledge on below concepts of any programming language will be useful.

  • Identifiers and keywords

  • Variables

  • Datatypes

  • Branching statements

  • Looping statements

  • Functions

  • Type conversion