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Coding for Planners: Up and Running with Python

Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, particularly among beginners, thanks to its clear and straightforward syntax. It is also one of the most widely used languages for data science.

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  • Duration 10 video lessons (71 Mins)
  • Published Published
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    Introduction
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    Installing Python
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    Installing Third-Party Packages
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    Launching a Python Notebook
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    Python Language Basics, Part 1
    Chapter Duration 17 mins
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    Python Language Basics, Part 2
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Python Control Flow, Part 1
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    Python Control Flow, Part 2
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    Python Functions
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    Closing Thoughts
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Course Description

In this course we will learn how to get Python up and running on your computer. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, particularly among beginners, thanks to its clear and straightforward syntax. It is also one of the most widely used languages for data science. After we install Python, we will learn how to work with third-party packages and then run through the basics of the language.

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  • Data Analysis
  • Technology

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credit.

Meet Your Instructor

Geoff Boeing

Geoff Boeing

Geoff Boeing has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Great introduction to coding and to Python, and a taste of why it will matter to our work.
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