An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)

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Offered by Rice University. This two-part course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by
John Greiner
and 3 more instructors

Offered by
Rice University

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2 posts • 400 mentions • top 12 shown below

r/learnprogramming • post
815 points • tatianatylosky
I just released a beginners level Python guide where you make your own Python tamagochi "pypet"

Guide has GIFs that make everything as easy to follow as possible and it is a fun way to learn some python fundamentals. Let me know what you think :)

  • Link to guide:
  • Link to example code of what you'll be building:

I also linked a few other resources towards the bottom. If you haven't heard of them already:

Shout out to /u/RedSpaceman's for helping /u/that-writer-kid build a menu!! (see thread).

r/learnprogramming • post
40 points • kevan
Coursera's free Python class started Monday, but no assignments are due until later today. It's not too late!

r/gamedev • post
28 points • donalmacc
Newbies (And those that haven't finished a game)

Coursera are running an "Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python" course, (it's already started, but you can still sign up)

Here is the link to it. Having done a few of these courses, I strongly recommend them, and by the end of it you should hopefully have the basics and two or three games made!

(Just re-read this, and it seems like a propaganda-esque post. I'm in no way affiliated with coursera, or Rice University)

r/programming • post
17 points • prof3ta_
An introduction to interactive programming in Python. Free 8 week Online class!
r/learnpython • post
36 points • neptunDK
I did two beginner Python courses on cousera, should I do the MIT CS and Programming Using Python?

I already finished Learn to Program: The Fundamentals and An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python. Both great courses, that I can recommend to everybody starting out with Python.

My question is if I should signup to the MIT Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python or if I already have covered most of it with the two other courses?

r/learnpython • post
13 points • Eraser1024
Question about Python online courses

I'm currently taking An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python by RICE University, and I'm loving it. There are two more courses in their repertoire:

Both use Python. I cannot find any opinions about those courses. Did anyone took them? Are they worth it?

r/pyladies • post
8 points • audreyrg
Women's study group forming on Coursera's "An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python"

From Coursera: This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.

It's a real Rice University college online course, except it's free. It started on Sept 15, but if you hurry, you can still get in on it.

To join, first sign up for the course here:

Then, join our study group here. It's open to all women:

r/learnprogramming • post
3 points • mindphaser
Coursera's 'Introduction to Python Programming' course started yesterday!

I enrolled and this is probably my first no-shit, dead-serious attempt at learning programming beyond just reading the first two pages of a tutorial, getting frustrated, and giving up. Join me!

r/cs101class • post
2 points • daveh70
Good programming classes to follow Coursera CS101

Learn to Program: The Fundamentals
Jennifer Campbell, Paul Gries
Starts Sept. 24th 2012, 7 weeks long

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python
Joe Warren, Scott Rixner, John Greiner, Stephen Wong
Starts October 15th 2012, 8 weeks long
The Python environment for Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python. Some demos are already included.

Both of these look like fun, and say they are okay for absolute beginners.

r/learnpython • post
4 points • orlybg
Finished a couple of coursera MOOCS, need advice to select the following one

I finished two coursera MOOCS Programming for Everybody and An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python.

I'm between taking Coding the Matrix and Algorithms, Biology, and Programming for Beginners, whic one would you recommend? Here a little bit of background:

I been a PHP web developer for a a few years, and I am growing tired of it, the language and platform is definitely getting better and the community is great, but work wise I'm seeing is no longer convenient nor interesting to me.

I want to switch technology, maybe keep doing web development with flask/django, or maybe go to data analysis, I've thought on applying to grad school as well. Either way I believe a refreshment of fundamentals is necessary, be it math, complexity, data structures and/or algorithms.

I have Principles of Computing and Algorithmic Thinking on the look, but there are no sessions soon.

Thank you guys, I really appreciate your advice.

r/DC801 • post
3 points • NERXRZ
Free geeky courses from (list of interesting ones inside) offers free online classes from some pretty swanky schools. The courses consist of video lectures, quizzes, etc. They are somewhat self-paced in that they have start and end dates and due dates for things, but you have flexbility within that format. You don't have to do any of the work and can "audit" the course if you like or you can complete it and get a certificate (for most).

Anyway, I figured I'd share a few interesting ones in here in order of when they start:

Algorithms, Part I


Functional Programming Principles in Scala (Taught by Martin Odersky)

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

More here:

r/AlbanyGA • post
3 points • stuarth
Albany Programming Meetup?

Specifically, anyone interested in working through a Coursera class? An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python looks fun if anyone's on the newer side of programming, and I'd be happy to help. Functional Programming Principles in Scala is also good if you have some comfort with programming but are looking for exposure to different ideas.

If anyone's up for a more advanced class, I'd love to work through Mining Massive Datasets or Bioinformatics Algorithms,cs-systems has a full list of upcoming CS courses. Anyone interested in these or others?