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PyCamp Syllabus

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The outline of PyCamp. The organization of topics in which you will step into Python programming. This organization is unique compared to other course outlines. Rather than learning the entire syntax of the Python language before applying it to problem solving, you will learn the Pythonic way of programming by examining solutions to common programming problems.

See syllabi for other TriZPUG Python Boot Camp weeks: Advanced PyCamp SyllabusSciPyCamp Syllabus

Contents

DAY ONE: Get Up to Speed
DAY TWO: Core Language
DAY THREE: Basic Patterns
DAY FOUR: RegEx & SAX
DAY FIVE: DOM & I/O

DAY ONE: Get Up to Speed

The ShellPython Programsback to contents

The Shell

  • Installing
  • Invoking

Python Programs

  • Functions
  • Docstrings
  • Objects
  • Structure
  • Modules

DAY TWO: Core Language

SequencesObjects Iback to contents

Sequences

  • Dictionaries
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Assignment
  • Strings
  • List Comprehensions
  • Slices

Objects I

  • Arguments
  • Builtins
  • References
  • Filters
  • Short Circuits
  • Lambdas

DAY THREE: Basic Patterns

Objects IIFlow Controlback to contents

Objects II

  • Imports
  • Classes
  • Subclasses
  • Methods
  • Attributes
  • Visibility

Flow Control

  • Exceptions
  • Files
  • Interation
  • System modules
  • OS Modules
  • Context Managers

DAY FOUR: RegEx & SAX

Regular ExpressionsHTMLback to contents

Regular Expressions

  • Matches
  • Globs
  • Repetition
  • Sets
  • Logic
  • Groups

HTML

  • SGML
  • Document Object Model
  • Locals and Globals
  • Formatting
  • URL quoting
  • Transforms

DAY FIVE: DOM & I/O

XMLStreamsback to contents

XML

  • Packages
  • Parsing
  • Unicode
  • Searching Elements
  • Accessing Attributes and Children

Streams

  • Abstraction
  • Standard IO
  • Pipes
  • Command Line Arguments
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