Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Learning Python.
- [Instructor] I've provided a set of exercise files to accompany this course. You can see here that I've placed them on my desktop so that they're easy to access, but you can place them wherever is most convenient for you. Let's open the folder and take a look at how they're arranged. You can see that the exercise files are organized according to the chapter that they correspond to in the course. Let's open one of the chapters. Each exercise file has a name and ends with either _start or _finished. The _start version of that particular exercise is the starting point that I will use to build toward the finished working version.
The finished version right here is the corresponding code in its finished state. Now how you use these exercise files is entirely up to you. If you want to use the start version and follow along with me as I build towards the finished version, that's great. If you want to just jump ahead to the finished version of the exercise to see how everything works and poke around in the debugger, well, that's great too. It's entirely up to you. Once you have the Exercise Files folder where you want it on your system, then you're ready to go.
- Installing Python
- Choosing an editor or IDE
- Working with variables and expressions
- Writing loops
- Using the date, time, and datetime classes
- Reading and writing files
- Fetching internet data
- Parsing and processing HTML