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Using Python to Access Web Data

 with  Charles Severance
This course will show how one can treat the Internet as a source of data. We will scrape, parse, and read web data as well as access data using web APIs. We will work with HTML, XML, and JSON data formats in Python. This course will cover Chapters 11-13 of the textbook “Python for Informatics”. To succeed in this course, you should be familiar with the material covered in Chapters 1-10 of the textbook and the first two courses in this specialization. These topics include variables and expressions, conditional execution (loops, branching, and try/except), functions, Python data structures (strings, lists, dictionaries, and tuples), and manipulating files. This course covers Python 2.

Syllabus

Getting Started
In this section you will install Python and a text editor. In previous classes in the specialization this was an optional assignment, but in this class it is the first requirement to get started. From this point forward we will stop using the browser-based Python grading environment because the browser-based Python environment (Skulpt) is not capable of running the more complex programs we will be developing in this class.

Regular Expressions (Chapter 11)
Regular expressions are a very specialized language that allow us to succinctly search strings and extract data from strings. Regular expressions are a language unto themselves. It is not essential to know how to use regular expressions, but they can be quite useful and powerful.

Networks and Sockets (Chapter 12)
In this section we learn about the protocols that web browsers use to retrieve documents and web applications use to interact with Application Program Interfaces (APIs).

Programs that Surf the Web (Chapter 12)
In this section we learn to use Python to retrieve data from web sites and APIs over the Internet.

Web Services and XML (Chapter 13)
In this section, we learn how to retrieve and parse XML (eXtensible Markup Language) data.

JSON and the REST Architecture (Chapter 13)
In this module, we work with Application Program Interfaces / Web Services using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data format.

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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I began learning Python with this course. With absolutely no prior knowledge of or experience in Python (except lots of curiosity), I came across the first two courses on Coursera.org and loved Dr Charles' videos. It's a well structured course, especially if you have just started learning about Python and wish to build Read More
I began learning Python with this course. With absolutely no prior knowledge of or experience in Python (except lots of curiosity), I came across the first two courses on Coursera.org and loved Dr Charles' videos. It's a well structured course, especially if you have just started learning about Python and wish to build your skills more practically than by mere reading of numerous resources. There are plenty of resources that Dr Chuck (as he is fondly referred to by his students) offers in the duration of the course. I especially enjoy the bonus videos that accompany this course. They really help increase your knowledge base and urge you to know and be better and try your hand at various things. I'm glad I decided to pursue the entire specialization offered by University of Michigan, and it is all thanks to Dr. Chuck!
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's a very good course for many reasons. I learnt practical skills easily. It is always fun listening to dr Chuck who always says interesting and useful things. Although I think that the edX/MIT course I took was excellent, I think dr Chuck does amazing job and he is number 1 for me (he's my HERO, I love him!) Maybe Read More
It's a very good course for many reasons. I learnt practical skills easily. It is always fun listening to dr Chuck who always says interesting and useful things. Although I think that the edX/MIT course I took was excellent, I think dr Chuck does amazing job and he is number 1 for me (he's my HERO, I love him!)

Maybe the assignments were a bit to easy, but I think there were like a guidance for us to know how to start and what to learn. In my opinion there was not enough about urllib, but it's up to us whether we want to learn it or not and the course wasn't the best place for it (I'm going to learn all the library/modules used by dr Chuck)

I think I've learnt amazing skills already thanks to dr Chuck.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is absolutely a worthwhile course for anyone interested in manipulating data gathered from various sources. Dr. Chuck's lectures and extra videos are extremely valuable and place interesting context around the course information. I would recommend this course to anyone (after taking Dr. Chuck's early courses which build upon one another). Thank you Dr. Chuck & U of M! - Jeff
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was the 3rd course in the series of 5. The lectures were excellent in distilling the salient features. This seems to be the point where the series is deviating into more of a high level summary of things you can do with various python modules. In this case it focused on the skimming the surface of how to access w Read More
This was the 3rd course in the series of 5. The lectures were excellent in distilling the salient features. This seems to be the point where the series is deviating into more of a high level summary of things you can do with various python modules. In this case it focused on the skimming the surface of how to access web sites and use some web services. It provided a nice summary of industry standard data formats. You will not be savvy web programmer at the end of this course. You will have an basic understanding of how to use python to accomplish some very basic web scraping tasks or how to go about using web services. The assignments have now turned into very simple tests to prove you understand what was taught. They are not intended to challenge you with complicated programming problems. They do accomplish the task of proving you can do the very basic things you just learned. Bridging the gap to being able to do more sophisticated programs will require considerably more programming hours per assignment so you either need to create projects to do by yourself or have some professional need to accomplish a real job. I really can't fault Coursera for not being able to do this since that requires a much more interactive approach to get feedback on your programs as you are designing them. Overall it was a nice introduction to how some things work and how python can be used to work with the data.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The flow of the teacher is very good and easy understanding. He shows everything in a simple way and it makes easier and more attractive. Thank you
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3 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Prof Chuck takes really care of students. The material is useful, composite and enlighting. Five starts recommend to anyone would love to learn python.
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Jay D Murphy completed this course.
This is the third course in the series "Python for Everybody," a great introduction to the concepts of computer programming using an easy-to-learn language. This course focuses on accessing, searching and processing internet data through the World Wide Web and website APIs. The instructor, Dr. Charles Severance, presen Read More
This is the third course in the series "Python for Everybody," a great introduction to the concepts of computer programming using an easy-to-learn language. This course focuses on accessing, searching and processing internet data through the World Wide Web and website APIs. The instructor, Dr. Charles Severance, presents the material in a conversational, easy-to-digest manner and supplements his video lectures with a textbook he has adapted to the course. Students are challenged with weekly quizzes and practical assignments, and provided assistance online by fellow students and course mentors, who are especially helpful in guiding student through their problems.

I particularly like the interviews which Dr. Chuck does with luminaries in the profession, highlighting the topics of the course. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting exposure to real-world computer programming.
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2 months ago
Elena Stankevich completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I moved to the US a couple years ago and started my career from scratch in completely different sphere - Quality Assurance. I never supposed myself to be a technical person and felt uncomfortable with IT things. I have in my head the combination of tech terms and tools mixed up with huge gaps, this course helped me to Read More
I moved to the US a couple years ago and started my career from scratch in completely different sphere - Quality Assurance. I never supposed myself to be a technical person and felt uncomfortable with IT things. I have in my head the combination of tech terms and tools mixed up with huge gaps, this course helped me to systematize my knowledge and feel more confident and engaged with what I am doing. I completed 3/4 sessions and would rate the first two 5 stars, and probably give a little bit less, 4 stars, to the third one, only because sometimes I had to find on the Internet additional materials which were not covered by lecture and course materials to complete my assignments.
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Antoine Cotten completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Dr. Chuck's explanations are clear and all the lessons are easy to follow: focus on relevant web technologies, perfect pace, examples based on popular APIs. As someone with some basic knowledge in programming already I was expecting the assignments to be more challenging. As clearly announced on the website this cours Read More
Dr. Chuck's explanations are clear and all the lessons are easy to follow: focus on relevant web technologies, perfect pace, examples based on popular APIs.

As someone with some basic knowledge in programming already I was expecting the assignments to be more challenging. As clearly announced on the website this course is targeted at beginners who took the previous courses from the same teacher: all exercises can be solved in about 10-15 lines of code and the solutions can be directly applied from the videos without much further thinking. The rest of you will, like me, breeze through it in no time.

Kudos for the extremely interesting interview videos proposed as bonus material!
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3 months ago
Anton Savchenko completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This course is probably aimed at those who have no knowledge of python/any programming languages outside of the specialization "Python for Everybody" (somewhat appropriately named). Maybe that is why the assignments are actually rather trivial. The course material is provided in a very clear and understandable way, so Read More
This course is probably aimed at those who have no knowledge of python/any programming languages outside of the specialization "Python for Everybody" (somewhat appropriately named). Maybe that is why the assignments are actually rather trivial.

The course material is provided in a very clear and understandable way, so if you are new to python or to the topic of the course (working with web data), it can still be useful as a quick tutorial.

For the reference, with my very limited knowledge of python, I managed to breeze through the whole 6 week course in about 4 days without a single hurdle, all while using python 3 (which was neither advised nor demonstrated with any examples).
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great instructor, great class, and very easy to follow. I learned a LOT! My only critique, is that many times when I am trying to fully understand how some code works within the presentation, the presentation will suddenly show the instructor speaking briefly, and then go back to the code. We don't need to see Steve. Read More
Great instructor, great class, and very easy to follow. I learned a LOT!

My only critique, is that many times when I am trying to fully understand how some code works within the presentation, the presentation will suddenly show the instructor speaking briefly, and then go back to the code. We don't need to see Steve. When he's trying to explain how code works during the presentation, just show the code. This allows me to understand what's going on while he's still speaking. Otherwise I need to pause the video, and by that point I'm no longer focused on what he was talking about.

Otherwise, this course is near perfect, and I've learned a ton from it. Thanks!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, great topics, discussed in a concise manner. I do think that it tried to cover huge topics with few examples (and relatively easy assignments) so one need to practice and study a lot on its own if the goal is to get better and better. This is not a critic though, I think it's understand Read More
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, great topics, discussed in a concise manner. I do think that it tried to cover huge topics with few examples (and relatively easy assignments) so one need to practice and study a lot on its own if the goal is to get better and better. This is not a critic though, I think it's understandable that after some point the course is trying to demonstrate the possibilities; rather than spending too much time on only one topic. At the end of the day, one has the chance to decide which topic to explore further and work on its own to get better at it. Absolutely recommended course!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Not a bad overview of how to use python to get data from the web, i have learnt a lot from the exercises and assignments given. I feel like a lot of the things are basic intro, which is good for beginner, but leaves you wanting more(which is a good thing). Definitely you need the assignments as i learnt more from doin Read More
Not a bad overview of how to use python to get data from the web, i have learnt a lot from the exercises and assignments given. I feel like a lot of the things are basic intro, which is good for beginner, but leaves you wanting more(which is a good thing). Definitely you need the assignments as i learnt more from doing them watching the videos.

I am giving it 4/5 because it is written for Python2.x which will soon become obsolete,

i wrote most of my assignments in Python3.5 and as a complete beginner i had to learn how the code has changed by reading the code documentation rather than
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2 months ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
Not sure why anyone would give this anything less than 5 stars. For the last three to four months I have been spending my time out of work scouring the web for programming classes. Usually programming classes take a huge time commitment and offer little in the way of immediately applicable value. This class is the Read More
Not sure why anyone would give this anything less than 5 stars.

For the last three to four months I have been spending my time out of work scouring the web for programming classes. Usually programming classes take a huge time commitment and offer little in the way of immediately applicable value.

This class is the opposite. Demands little in the way of time commitment, yet offers extremely valuable and applicable content.

Great intro for learning APIs, data mining, and data storage. Once you finish this course, you should be able to do all these on a small scale.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is the third course that I have completed under the Python for Everybody specialization. Just like the first two courses, this course kept me interested throughout and taught me some very important concepts and libraries of Python. The material is both interesting and useful (esp. you are into web analytics). Expe Read More
This is the third course that I have completed under the Python for Everybody specialization. Just like the first two courses, this course kept me interested throughout and taught me some very important concepts and libraries of Python. The material is both interesting and useful (esp. you are into web analytics). Expect to get stuck in some assignment questions but the key is to be persistent and reach out to the course mentors to get help. Strongly recommended for anyone interested to enhance their basic knowledge of Python.

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a month ago
Robert Ball completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I enjoyed the exercises and feel like I learned a little bit, but not much. It seemed like much was assumed about your knowledge of the internet. Many times it seemed that a very small, quickly covered item was the real key to assignments. I feel as though the first couple of courses in the series did a better job o Read More
I enjoyed the exercises and feel like I learned a little bit, but not much. It seemed like much was assumed about your knowledge of the internet. Many times it seemed that a very small, quickly covered item was the real key to assignments. I feel as though the first couple of courses in the series did a better job of laying the groundwork and it felt as if we skipped something. The assignments, though simple, were more challenging than they needed to be. I may take Dr. Chuck's other course, mentioned in the material, before moving on.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course was great! A little more tricky that the ones in the course stream offered before but still good for me as a beginner. I liked the continued emphasis placed on data analysis in this course as that is what I am interested in and it somewhat differentiates the course from other computer programing courses w Read More
This course was great! A little more tricky that the ones in the course stream offered before but still good for me as a beginner. I liked the continued emphasis placed on data analysis in this course as that is what I am interested in and it somewhat differentiates the course from other computer programing courses which require you to have a lot of skills in maths.

The prof is comedic and entertaining and if feel his approach to presenting the subject is very motivating. I will continue with the next course in the series for sure!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just completed the third course of Python for everybody. I like the way the chapters are structured as we move one step at a time and have time to assimilate new concepts. The assignments are progressively more challenging and require the student to understand not only the language code itself but also the mapping ne Read More
I just completed the third course of Python for everybody. I like the way the chapters are structured as we move one step at a time and have time to assimilate new concepts. The assignments are progressively more challenging and require the student to understand not only the language code itself but also the mapping necessary to find the solution. In chapter 12 and 13, I also had to rely on comments in the Forum, which helped me better understand the assignment objectives. Overall great class. Thanks Dr. Chuck.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Teacher made me thirsty of more work. Especially in the last chapter, I was looking for more challenging work. The way the assignment was designed and the topics were taught made me think, the assignment for the last week was quite easier and I was expecting something more challenging. This proves the beauty of thi Read More
The Teacher made me thirsty of more work. Especially in the last chapter, I was looking for more challenging work. The way the assignment was designed and the topics were taught made me think, the assignment for the last week was quite easier and I was expecting something more challenging. This proves the beauty of this class. I wish I have a trainer like this always with me, at least as long as I cannot go out and look for work myself.

Thanks a million to Dr. Charles Severance. This is a very positive experience.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fantastic class that gives the student the ability to pull data from the web and make sense of it. I don't think I could have learned all I have except that Dr. Chuck takes things step by step through the process. Even if you have a lot of experience with programming, you will get a lot out of the class. Tha Read More
This is a fantastic class that gives the student the ability to pull data from the web and make sense of it. I don't think I could have learned all I have except that Dr. Chuck takes things step by step through the process. Even if you have a lot of experience with programming, you will get a lot out of the class. That's because you can just read the book and take the quizzes/do the assignments. The assignments are realistic and interesting. I like to watch the videos while I exercise at the gym.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is part of a series of Python courses and is the 5th course I have taken from Dr. Chuck. Dr. Charles Severance has an uncanny ability to take complex topics and make them approachable to those unfamiliar with what is being explained. I have gained valuable skills in using Python with XML, JSON, and Web API Read More
This course is part of a series of Python courses and is the 5th course I have taken from Dr. Chuck. Dr. Charles Severance has an uncanny ability to take complex topics and make them approachable to those unfamiliar with what is being explained. I have gained valuable skills in using Python with XML, JSON, and Web APIs as well as other general programming concepts that span various languages.

I have already enrolled in another of Dr. Chucks classes and I can't wait to start.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's great for begginers! It definitely covers all of the basic stuff. That said, it is very basic and definitely meant as an introduction. This course won't ask very much of you and the assignments aren't that hard, especially if you've been coding for a few months. It's a good thing, as it allows you to easily digest Read More
It's great for begginers! It definitely covers all of the basic stuff. That said, it is very basic and definitely meant as an introduction. This course won't ask very much of you and the assignments aren't that hard, especially if you've been coding for a few months. It's a good thing, as it allows you to easily digest the content and is a great resource to look back at. Definitely recommend if you have no idea about any of this and want to start getting your head around it!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class, fairly challenging but the forum questions were a great help and when I had a question the mentor was quick to respond with helpful answers. This class was much more challenging than the previous 2 classes in the specialization, but I learned a huge amount about parsing XML and JSON over the web and feel c Read More
Great class, fairly challenging but the forum questions were a great help and when I had a question the mentor was quick to respond with helpful answers. This class was much more challenging than the previous 2 classes in the specialization, but I learned a huge amount about parsing XML and JSON over the web and feel confident that I can figure it out now when I have to do it. I'm looking forward to the next one (Using Databases with Python).
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Anonymous completed this course.
Using Python to Acces Web Data is part 3 of a series of 5 courses which together form the Learn to Program and Analyze Data with Python specialisation. Part 3 requires some basic Python skills, which can be retrieved by following part 1 and/or 2 if needed. Dr Chuck is nice to watch, explains cleary and gives you a Read More
Using Python to Acces Web Data is part 3 of a series of 5 courses which together form the Learn to Program and Analyze Data with Python specialisation.

Part 3 requires some basic Python skills, which can be retrieved by following part 1 and/or 2 if needed.

Dr Chuck is nice to watch, explains cleary and gives you a first grasp on the various subjects. Very handy to get you a headstart on using Python on subjects like sockets, XML and JSON.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
Useful course. The lectures get immediately to the point of using Python to extract and work with web data. The assignments build gradually on each other. Eg. code for an XML assignment is suggested in the instructions as a base to create the JSON assignment. It might look repetitive, but I think it helps us understand Read More
Useful course. The lectures get immediately to the point of using Python to extract and work with web data. The assignments build gradually on each other. Eg. code for an XML assignment is suggested in the instructions as a base to create the JSON assignment. It might look repetitive, but I think it helps us understand the similarities and differences between the different web elements introduced in this course.
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2 months ago
Amit Bakhru completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course is great for those just starting with Python. Introduces you to the basics. The instructor is great - completely considers that the students are beginners and takes them through the course accordingly. The difficulty level can be taken just a tad higher although I guess the expectation is for students to t Read More
The course is great for those just starting with Python. Introduces you to the basics. The instructor is great - completely considers that the students are beginners and takes them through the course accordingly.

The difficulty level can be taken just a tad higher although I guess the expectation is for students to themselves take up the more complex part.

Overall the course does what it is supposed to do.
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Honestly, this is a great class. It's a complete class that you can take at your own pace and the instructor is well articulated and explains all the concepts very thoroughly. I came into the course with an negligible familiarity with the material and I felt very much looked after during the course. Each assignment pro Read More
Honestly, this is a great class. It's a complete class that you can take at your own pace and the instructor is well articulated and explains all the concepts very thoroughly. I came into the course with an negligible familiarity with the material and I felt very much looked after during the course. Each assignment provided enough information and each video gave all the knowledge needed to complete the course
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. The style and manner Dr Severance uses to teach in the classes are totally wonderful. He takes his time to properly explain every topic, section, terms and the rest. You do not need a degree in Computer Science to take and fully understand the course. I have and wou Read More
This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. The style and manner Dr Severance uses to teach in the classes are totally wonderful. He takes his time to properly explain every topic, section, terms and the rest. You do not need a degree in Computer Science to take and fully understand the course.

I have and would continue to recommend the entire 5-course package- Programming for Everybody.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very nice course. I had previous experience in programming with Matlab and wanted to learn Python. Dr Chuck is an amazing instructor, funny and accurate. It is very easy to follow and you will learn how to do complicate operations with a very small knowledge of Python. I think this course is a very good starting point Read More
Very nice course. I had previous experience in programming with Matlab and wanted to learn Python. Dr Chuck is an amazing instructor, funny and accurate. It is very easy to follow and you will learn how to do complicate operations with a very small knowledge of Python. I think this course is a very good starting point for learning Python.

Great! Looking forward to follow another Dr. Chuck's course!
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I am doing the Python Specialization course. And what i loved most about the course is how Sir Charles make it so much fun.He is a really cool guy. We all know no matter how much interesting a subject is, if the teacher isn't good, you will eventually lose interest in the subject. But sir Charles even makes it more interesting. I love being his student.A must take course.Thank you Sir Charles.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course. Requires familiarity with Python to complete, but nothing that isn't covered by the previous lectures in the Python for Everybody series. The assignments are really nicely balanced, providing enough information to get you started but testing your ability to apply and adapt the lecture material. Chuck is fantastic at finding different analogies to explain his points.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoy Dr. Chuck's courses, thank you very much to Dr. Chuck and all his team for the excellent lectures, assignments, and bonus material!

Before this course, I had never written code to get data from a webpage, but getting to use HTTP, XML and JSON (this was the easiest one) was a great learning experience. Thank you for the clear and short explanations on this topic!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class is very well thought out and presented to the students. Dr. Chuck is very easy to listen to in the lectures, and keeps them short and tight as to not overwhelm a student with a hour-long lecture going over the material. The exercises are great too, as they re-enforce the lecture and the tools to do the assignments are great to work with inside the browser.
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a week ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
With no previous programming experience, this course has taught me the basics of Python and more. The Lectures are well delivered, the book well written, and the homework assignments have just the right amount of challenge.

I've been able to apply this knowledge to my job and look forward to continuing the course. It's great if you just stick with it! Thanks Chuck!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I very much enjoyed the course and it's contents. I think the assignments should be either more difficult or less guided with pre-done code. There were also some interesting topics like Oauth with no assignment for practice. The instruction is very clear and well done. I did the free version so that is probably why I feel I'm missing out on more difficult course work
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course, and the others in the specialization, are really for people with none or little knowledge in computers science. You get a global view understandable by all. I would just like assignments not so near the samples provided in course to be forced to search a bit more (but you can do that on your own, trying/using all you learn elsewhere, in another context..)
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It' was a great course. I learnt a lot of nice things and curiosities about Python and related technology (e.x., JSON and its "creator/discover") through all the course. It would be helpful a little more of details about how to access json using different examples. But in general, I've enjoyed take this course. Thanks a lot to Dr. Chuck and all the commitment staff.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent intro to using python to access web services.

Engaging course tutor helped make the subject easily accessible...Thanks Chuck!

Nice balance of demonstrating technical content without getting bogged down in too much heavy detail. Has left me at a point where I can easily apply the techniques for my own purposes by reading and adapting other people's code.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The lecturer explains every piece of detail in a way that makes coding easy to learn for non-mathematicians. All other on-line learning courses on programming I attempted to attend were focused around mathematical equations. Working with numbers makes my brain go dead, but Chuck explains programming in practical ways which make sense for everyday coding needs. Love it!
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Like all courses before it was really fun. And with good assignments.

What I want to recommend ist to include the webcam-videos of Dr. Chuck as a small video within the edge of the presented slides, like it was used in the beginner course before. Cause I prefer to see the code while it gets explained and not to switch between slides and webcam video so often.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great course. The material is taught well and the additional videos where Dr. Chuck interviews other developers and "discoverer" who create different languages are very informative. The assignments are simple, yet test your understanding of what was taught. I strongly recommend this course of anyone wanting to learn a programming language.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course is as good as the first two course in this series. The class become a little more difficult than that of first two chapters. It may require you to learn some basic knowledge of web and Internet so that you can have a better understanding the course, not just coding with the model. Anyway, It's still a terrific class that worth for taking.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Hello Dr.Chuck and everyone!! I took the first 3 courses on Python and successfully completed all of them. I have become a huge fan of Dr.Chuck in due course. I love his teaching style and I recommend these courses to everyone. One of the best courses I ever had. Good for both beginners and for those who want to refresh their Python.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Chuck's style is welcoming and clear, making understanding the material easier and not intimidating. This course includes topics that extend well outside Python yet are interrelated. You need to accept that you may not understand everything about XML or JSON and their underlying infrastructures and just go with it. Trust Dr. Chuck!
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4 days ago
Anna Volovik completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
As the specialisation is getting more advanced, more amazing things you can do with Python are explained; this course is dedicated to web data that apparently you can treat much in the same way as files on your computer - read through and parse. A big thank you again to Dr. Chuck, and I'm looking forward to taking the next course - databases.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Started off a bit slow/basic, but overall it was well paced with a nice complement of video instruction and assignments to reinforce the material.

The mechanism used for assignment presentation and submission was especially nice (efficient)!

I would give 4.5 if I could, since it was not a perfect course, but it was closer to 5 than 4.
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4 weeks ago
Gergely Szalay is taking this course right now.
I have been doing Dr. Chuck's courses for a while. I really like them: easy to undestand, easy to follow, easy to achieve success - while learning really useful stuff from a very good teacher, supported with free available materials. It is not necessarily the only course you should take - but defintely the one you should not miss.
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I've really enjoyed all the course. The assignments have just explored all what I was intended to learn and more, surpassing my expectations.

Thank you very much, Dr. Charles!

I would suggest some office hours in Sao Paulo (Brazil) to meet your students here. I recommend a place, the IBM headquarters at Tutoia Street (Rua Tutoia).
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3 months ago
Athira completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Just the right amount needed for an introduction to the web and how to use python to access it. Gave a crisp idea about JSON, XML, HTML and the web in general. If you are familiar with python, should be a breeze to use the libraries and get the hang of it. The instructor is really clear and to the point which makes it enjoyable.
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3 months ago
Ksenia Andreeva completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is amazing. The combination of video lectures, a free book and assignments made for a perfect learning experience. I've done three courses out of the specialization so far, and I really enjoy seeing my own progress and I'm really excited to get to the next lesson. It's a great place to start if you want to learn Python.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Thanks so much to Dr.Chuck for providing this worthwhile course. It is very suitable for beginners who want to learn Python. Dr.Chuck explained things very clearly and easily to understand. Appreciate his generous and dedicated work. I'm expecting his can provide some more advance course about Python. That will be great!
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is great for anyone who wants to get into building little applications that use Web Data, interacting with APIs and generally pulling Data from the Internet.

Dr. Chuck has done a great job of teaching and conveying the material, as usual, and the course is quite clear and very enjoyable. Thank you very much :)
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I personally feel that the course was too basic and might not have given me much insight on even the average practical problems. I expected more out of it. I would say that the Course content has a good possibility of improvement. Dr. Chuck is always an awesome teacher. He kind of makes everything easy to understand.
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2 months ago
Sachin Tribhuvan completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This one is bit deeper than the first two courses. but again very well presented. Although will need more Practice to really get firm grip on the topics covered here as things have already started getting bit complex but they are explained in a simple manner so supplementing that with more practice will really help.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is fun, but is also useful. It covers advanced topics, and provides some hands on training in using Python libraries to scour web data (html mostly), read it, and find interesting bits in it, using regular expression. Also working with XML, JSON and API's. We did some socket programming, but only briefly.
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3 months ago
Mustafa Kahraman completed this course.
I have completed the third Python course. I used the knowledge for my android project to get data from a website and clean it. Thanks a lot Dr. Chuck for your amazing job and enjoy-fulness :) And thanks Coursera and Michigan University for serving free online education opportunities for students from all around the world.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course! A note for everyone who plans to take it - unlike the two Python courses before in the specialization, this course requires some extra figuring out and reading on top of the book and the videos. Not everything is explained in 100% detail, and this makes the course harder than the previous ones.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is extremely helpful and it was taught in a way that anybody can follow. I did not have that much experience in python before and this course helped me a lot to understand more things. I will definitely take more courses from Michigan University in the near future. Thanks for this 6-weeks journey
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3 months ago
Denis Lundie completed this course.
As all the others - excellent teaching from Dr Chuck, good pace and great exercises. Immediately useful to me. Looking forward to Python and databases.

I submitted an issue to the team about the coursera platform/vle - it is really not friendly to those doing a series of courses. Some development needed . .
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Now, this is the real stuff, and I have learned something really helpful for processing data on the web. XML and JSON used to be painful to process, but they are so simple now. I planned to skip the fourth course as I probably won't work with databases in the near future. But I have changed my mind, why not?
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The lectures are aimed beginners, though people who are just starting out in their data science, software engineering, or web development careers will find this series a useful complement to on-the-job learning. This is also a great way to learn about powerful, commonly used Python libraries for data processing.
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5 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course. It provides a very clear and easily understood introduction to key concepts for writing programs to retrieve data from the internet. If you want to know what sockets, HTTP, HTML, XML, and JASON are, why they are useful, and how Python makes their use easy, this course is for you.
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4 days ago
Giorgi Tumanishvili completed this course.
It is a very good course for beginners, although it doesn't go as much in detail as the first 2 courses. Maybe because there's too much information to cover, as Dr. Chuck mentioned in one of the lectures. Still, this course is well worth the try if you want to get the basic knowledge of accessing web data.
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4 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I took this class in the interest of best practices since I'd already been using python with the web. It would also be good for someone starting out with little to no experience interfacing python to the web. Everything was straight forward. The course won't load you down, i spent about 2 hours a week on it.
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Robert Thompson completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Professor Charles Severance is great. Very straightforward, positive attitude. Fun to learn Python. He covered some good material on the background of XML and JSON with interviews and reviewed concepts necessary to call both XML defined by Schemas XSD and JSON service with rate-limiting and OAuth.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
With just little basic computing knowledge, I enrolled for this course (The entire 5-course package). The experience so far has been wonderful. I am currently writing codes with python like it's ABC because Dr Chuck made it so. I recommend this course for everyone no matter the level of experience.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I learned alot of new material in the course. It feels very up to date and relevant. This was my first course really dealing with modern data querying and Python. The videos were more useful than the textbook for this part of the course. The book doesn't have much detail for these chapters.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best non-interactive course I took from online. The lecture and material are just right to get me over hump with hints and example on how to approach given exercises. Love to attend any future courses teaches by Professor Charles Severance, he is the real deal with great sense of humor.
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3 months ago
Ignacio Perez completed this course.
Excellent course! It's the third course of a series of courses that has actually taken me from knowing nothing at all to being able to solve simple tasks using python programming. And it looks like that on the 4th course "Using dabatases with Python" we will be learning very powerful things.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A very well paced and interesting course; I learned to use Python for something more practical than just printing 'hello world' as well as got to understand a lot of what used to be bundled up in my head as 'that internet stuff i kind of have a vague idea about' — XML, JSON, API etc
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just finished this course, which is third in a series of five. I really enjoyed the first two, which were introductions into the basic structures of python. I wasn't so interested in web data, so this class was not my favorite, but still very valuable and shows just how useful python is.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A good introductory course on web data processing. This course may give you a thorough review of internet architectures, web data types and how to process them. It's a good intro-level course that could be a solid starting point for your aim of mastering web development with Python.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course sequence is accelerating nicely. It provides enough insight into various features/capabilities of Python to allow one to get exposed and then follow up on their own to explore the full set of features when working with each of telnet, sockets, REST, XML, JSON, etc.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, learned a lot more than intended as my focus was learning about regular expressions. My only critic is that I wish there were more examples about pattern searches since using findall and matching with special characters (e.g. .+*) is quite tricky for noobs
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3 months ago
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Valquiria Fenelon Pereira completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is the best course until now, where I began to learn something new to me. I am following the Dr. Chuck Pythons courses. This course I spend 2 weeks to complete it because I focus on this course, I wanna know how to use python to analyze data from the internet.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's a well structured and interesting course.

The teacher really explains everything in a simple and understandable way so that everyone without any prior knowledge can understand.

The assignments help "get your hands dirty" and actually execute the skills you learned.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is useful for python learners to interact with internet data using python. I learned to use libraries such as urllib, beautifulsoup, element tree, and jason. Will definitely take other classes offered by Dr. Charles Severance. Thanks for a great course!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I found the course extremely interesting and absorbing. I learnt quite a bit about the power and ability of Python to help searching data on the web. It would like to see the chapters on XML and JSON expanded longer sessions. I found them too packed and condensed.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very practical, easy, and entertaining course. Finished it all in a week and learned a lot of very useful and practical information. Dr. Chuck is funny and explains everything very very well. Really recommend the course if you want to learn a bit about python, APIs, etc.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is my fourth Python/ Internet History, Security course that I've taken on coursera with Dr. Chuck. He is a great teacher and makes learning a programming language interesting and accessible. I highly recommend his courses to anyone interested in learning.
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2 months ago
Brian Darrow completed this course.
Dr. Chuck is an incredibly talented teacher. I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot about how to use Python to scrape data from websites and to pull data from web api's. I highly recommend this course. It's my 7th MOOC and the best one I've taken yet.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A great, easy to understand course. I would especially recommend the "Introduction to networking" book, where all complicated things about the networks explained simple and rather fun. You can find the link to the book on the week 3.

Thank you, Dr. Chuck!
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I'm taking the Python for Everybody courses as a Python refresher. This course on Web scraping was more sophisticated than the earlier ones and covered a lot of useful materials on libraries for that purpose. I found the assignments surprisingly easy to do.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course was so much fun, so many ways of empowering the way you use Python, specially if you are following the specialization.

Do not miss it, but be careful with how you use the information given, you may get banned from a site or two if you are not careful.
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3 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, however, I feel that the part of API part was covered very quickly. I hope that in the future, there would be more in-depth coverage for this particular part by giving some of the foundation background for the students to be able to build upon.
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4 weeks ago
Lo Chau completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Never thought i'd finish the 1st course, coz its programming - boring.... then never thought i'd finish the 2nd course... guess what? 3rd course done!!! Dr. Chuck is the man! this course is not only fun but addictive! i even dreamed abt coding last night :)
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was really nice Course. Thanks to prof. Severance for being such amazing teacher.

I will also like to thank all the mentors for helping me out with all my problems. I think the course can be made better if guidance for the assignments is improved.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
I love this course!!! Highly recommended for everyone! The explanation is very clear. And what is very important: watch not only video but also read the book and do exercises from the book. It will help you to do quickly assignments and practice more.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was another great course from Dr. Chuck. His teaching techniques are on point and also funny, keeping me engaged throughout the course. I recommend this along with the entire Python specialisation if you have little to no experience with python.
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2 months ago
Laurence Barry completed this course.
This is a very fine course. I found the earlier courses in 'Python for Everyone' somewhat simple and slow, but this one was just the right pace and content. An excellent introduction to accessing data on the web (via HTML, XML and JSON) using Python.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good course for anyone want to get into data science.

Finished it in 2-3 days. Light weighted course though, it covered a lot useful notions and applications in web data retrieving, which are good preparation for more detailed learning.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great introduction to accessing the Web with Python libraries, and survey of the concepts. Engaging presentation and useful extra content. Probably geared to the beginner, with assignments of appropriate difficulty. All in all, excellent!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is great primer to using Python for Web Services and SOA implementation. It was challenging but not difficult. Students should expect to use the skills learned from the previous chapters in the book "Python for Informatics".
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course is great and the content is delivered exceptionally well. However, I think the content might be a bit outdated since there are new libraries more practical like requests. A lot has changed from Python 2 to Python 3.
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3 months ago
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Magda completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I had a bit of background in programming (matlab) but was self-taught. I appreciated that Dr Chuck's python courses give you both the comprehension of what's important and a chance to practice. Excellent combo and entertaining, too.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I like how to introduced the XML, JSON structure the presenter, dr. Chuck. The real examples and explaining what is going on in the Python code is really good. I like the course structure and the given time to finish each classes.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I've always wanted to have a better grasp of programming but never found the presented material to cover enough to be useful. Individually each class in the series is useful but combined I feel like I've actually learned something.
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4 days ago
Abhinav Gupta completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Awesome course! You will get to know about regular expressions, basics of web, APIs, XMl, JSON and scraping. However for those working in Python3, I will suggest to wait as a Python3 course is currently in the pipeline as of 01/17.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course to get into basic network and web concepts and learn python at the same time. Videos and explanations of Dr. chuck are very good and clear. Examples are very clean and describing the topic. Highly recommended!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I started this course with no programming knowledge and I've found the videos quite easy to follow, each class building on the previous one. I like that Dr. Severance uses real life samples as it makes it easier to understand.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was a good course for understanding web scraping with Python. The interviews with key figures involved in development of related technologies is a very good part of the course, as it gives a broader perspective.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very helpful to understand how data flows in the internet, how data is structured in web pages and how to access web data and use it. Python is very interesting since it incorporates libraries to facilitate this access.
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2 months ago
Lijo Skariah completed this course.
Similar to all the courses offered by Dr.Chuck, this one was also a well structured course in which I managed to learn a great deal( especially related to wire formats such as XML and JSON and using these with Python).
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course for people who would like to learn python without a prior programming knowledge. I enjoyed the assignments by trying to solve without looking at any source(except the course materiel) to solve them.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Took the course. I used to write code professionally, but now do this as a hobby. The course gives you a basic overview of the items on the agenda. Dr. Chuck makes it dead simple to understand and use.

Excellent overview!
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2 months ago
Dmitry completed this course.
Completed the course in two days. I was quite familiar with the things taught in the course, but it is good to revise. The course provides basic knowledge about data scrapping, parsing and API usage in a simple way.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really helpfull course. The content is what I expected and the professor Chuck makes it more interesting. I'm not an English-speaker, and I had no problems to follow the course.

Thanks for creating such good material!
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2 weeks ago
Bg Gandhi completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent course to instill confidence after you complete Pythons beginners that reading web data is not a rocket science. I like the way Dr Chuck makes it so easy and approachable.Also like that it covered html,xml,jason .
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3 months ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
You can see Dr. Chuck's dedication in every piece in this course. His lecture is interesting, sometimes funny. I like the videos of interviewing big person in the field. I learn much more than just python via the course.
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3 months ago
Matthew Swart completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Brilliant course has taught me a whole range of new Python skills. I would say that if you are thinking about doing this course and its the first step in your Python adventure that you should do a basic Python course first.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course material is presented in easy to follow way. The tasks give good example of usage and help a lot to start programming with python. Highly recommend the course who is willing to start with a scripting language.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
awesome classes for beginners. anyone interested in learning python should take this class. lectures are well built and the community is also quite good. also the teaching methodologies used by sir is awesome.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Python can be used for many applications which usually requires the use of libraries of functions. This course makes these many concepts understandable. Also the course has a friendly and leisurely pace.
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a month ago
Nick F completed this course.
The course presents in a pleasant manner pretty complex topics and offers ways of solving problems the easy way. I feel it is very useful for anybody who has an interest in accessing web data (not only for Python).
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a year ago
Jason Michael Cherry completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Absolutely outstanding class, like all its predecessors. I'm extremely pleased with what I learned, and this helped give me the tools to make some progress on a side project I've been working on for several years.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Perfectly well presented with real life examples. It make learning python easy, interesting and worthwhile.

The best of all is that you can readily create some with little extract learning after the course

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4 days ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Great introduction to using python online. This is my 3rd python course, ever, and already feel like I have a handle on the basics. I also like how Dr. Chuck integrates python with the world surrounding it.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The only problem is that Coursera became payed. It should give a free "Finisher Cerficate", at least to insert in the LinkedIn as an Extra Course. It should work like an information about achievements on Coursera.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good introduction course and a quick refresher (could be done in a single day) for those with programming experience and just wishing to take a look at a more pythonic way of implementing some web scraping.
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3 months ago
Steve Wilson completed this course.
This was an excellent course. The material was meaningful, well put together and relevant. It introduced or reviewed a number of areas which were either unknown or I had previous limited knowledge,
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Course content is just right with great example ans sample program for reference. Dr Chuck explained the concepts in using Python to access the Internet information clearly and with good examples
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3 weeks ago
Dominic Prawnstar Bauer completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Dr Chuck does it again. Honestly sets courses out so well, the practical assignments are so well thought out. What an absolutely incredible online experience. A MUST FOR ANYONE KEEN ON PYTHON!!!!!
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2 months ago
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Jessie Kuo is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
If follow the lectures, it's easy to learn python's basic concept in this course.Although I have written in php for almost 10 years, but it's still nice to learn from basic for new language to me.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
loved this course! it had helped me a lot! I would recommend to anyone who has had a bit of python experience and interested in data analytics. the way Dr chuck explains was very clear! thank you!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Large online coursed like this are a challenge to teach. Dr Chuck does a great job displaying enthusiam for the subject and somehow managing to connect with the students on the other side of the camera.

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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very useful to know how the web works and how you can access web data. Course also talks about API, and introduction to a bunch of web technologies and using Python to manipulate these technologies!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I think Dr. Chuck does a great work. Very good and useful course.

One thing is I think sometimes you better not use the example code, and just do it by yourself, because it can be confusing at times.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course teaches basic knowledge about how python accesses web data. Simple but really worth learning. In addition, Dr. Severance's lectures are very clear to understand. Overall, it's a great course.
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3 months ago
Aleksandra Różalska completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Dr Chuck is an amazing teacher. If you are a beginner and want to learn programming this course (and other curses from Python for Everybody) is for you. Probably the best MOOC in the world!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Well structured and easy to understand course. Highly recommended for beginners. I covered all the materials in some 10 hours, and got familiar with many Python features I would miss otherwise.
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2 weeks ago
Alvaro Torre Quintanilla completed this course.
Course very interesting, in this course they start to complicate things a little and become more intense.

It's amazing Python's ability to access web services with so little code.

Great course.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A great way to understand the basics of accessing web data using Python. Helps with understanding of concepts such as crawling, parsing and data interchange formats such as XML and JSON
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great series of courses that quickly moves from basics to practical applications. I would recommend this course to any beginners who want to understand how to leverage web data through APIs.
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3 months ago
Koray D. completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Another great course from Dr. Chuck (Charles Severance). In this course you learn more about Python and use Python to get get information from Web.

Thank you again, Dr. You are the best.
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3 weeks ago
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Simon Wei completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Provides a really good conceptual framework for understanding data from the web.

The exercises are quite straightforward.

Useful for anyone who'd like to quickly grasp the key concepts.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Well structured, gradual step up in complexity, covers important topics related to web - accessing data thru URLs, handling XML and JSON data. Very useful in applying Python in practical ways.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very good progression of concepts. Could make assignments more challenging (or add additional more challenging bonus assignments) and perhaps a final project, bringing concepts together.
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2 weeks ago
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Kyriakos Zervoudakis completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Very instructive for beginners. Presents many advanced programming tools and technologies in a light and pleasant way. Bonus interviews provide valuable insight to dominant modern technologies.
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a week ago
Gercino Alves Nogueira Júnior completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is very good. I learned a lot of things from him. I also ended up using this apprenticeship in my work. Many thanks to all involved in the preparation of this course.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course, for me, was more difficult to understand than the previous ones.

I completed the assignments, but I feel that I need to study these classes again.

Still, great course!
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3 months ago
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Istvan Arnold Muzsi completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Verry useful, easy to follow, good explanations and also good exercises; dr Chuck makes it really easy and brakes it down at a really easy lever for you to undesrstand everything
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2 months ago
Hector Avila completed this course.
I enjoyed the course, it is a very good start for accessing data from the web. The approach of the course is 'hands on' and with a few tools it is possible to get data from the web.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good basic introduction to python language structure and uses. Professor has an easy to follow style and several little bonus videos which give some interesting historical context.
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2 months ago
Jayadas Chelur completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It is indeed a great course. Dr. Chuck is very good in explaining the concepts. Great experience overall. Looking forward to completing rest of the modules in his Python course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Another fantastic course by Dr. Chuck! As usual, Dr. Chuck moves at a perfect pace, whilst combining a ton of good technical knowledge with practical application and a bit of humor.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I just finished the course and it was very practical and interesting.

Dr. Charles is a great teacher and i if you are think of taking this course, just do it, you won't regret.
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2 weeks ago
Akash Gujarathi completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Course gives you all knowledge regarding web scribing and related things . Bonus videos of inventor of web,www,python and json are cherry on cake . Complex material simply delivered .
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3 days ago
Sumit Kulkarni completed this course.
Amazing course, clear and crisp with ample of knowledge , sufficient enough to give you a boost and put you on a right track. Brilliant teaching by Dr.Chuck. Had a great time.
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2 months ago
Yuliya Maiboroda completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is the third course of Python for Everybody Specialization that I have successfully completed. Really helpfull course. Dr. Chuck's lectures are very clear to understand.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course is excellent. Dr Chuck is brilliant. Wish there were more assignments and practical exercises to cement the lessons learned and practice more the skills this course teaches.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I am enjoying this class. Dr. Chuck is excellent instructor and course contents are up to date. Examples are covered in class which helps in understanding python better.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course, very didactic and medium peaced. The teacher keep you motivated and the assigments are all in the lectures, just need to read the book and see the videos.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very well structured program, useful if you are just learning about python or programming in general. I look forward to completing the last two courses in the specialization.
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3 months ago
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Hector Rios completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Very nice course and excellent / entertaining teacher. The course covered topics I wanted to learn, so it was very beneficial. I liked the interviews too!

Thanks a lot !
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3 months ago
Nilesh Karia completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is great course, I love it. Chuck is Awesome !!

I will prefer the course to add challenging assignments ( real time problems) to be included in the curriculum.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
this is what all MOOCs should be like ... i've started lots of these and this is the first one i've finished, thanks to Chuck for making it easy and interesting and useful
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's a another great course in the specialization for python and contain great deal of information to understand the web and harness the power of web as a programmer.
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a month ago
Marcin Kaminski completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Practical course showing many examples of Python programs connecting through internet to data sources and transforming the data into usable information. Highly recommended.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Prof severance is as always a good teacher and explain all issues in a very simple mode. Intersting course for all those who wants to learn the foundamentals of python
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2 months ago
Roman Wyhowski completed this course, spending 15 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course, I highly recommend to take this one. It's the third course from the Python for Everybody specialization, and its really focused on teaching you how to code.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Chuck explains the material very well and provides many examples that he explains, line by line. The assignments are also good at reinforcing what's been taught.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Started learning programming thanks to Dr.Chuck/Coursera/University of Michigan; Not sure if I ever had the chance to learn programming otherwise. Hope they keep it up.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is great stuff ! Thanks Charles and University of Mitchigan for making this possible. Just sign in and sit back, Dr. Chuck will take care of everything you should know.
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3 months ago
Morgen Li completed this course.
I love this course so much, and had a lot of fun!

I am trying to practice python as more as I can, I think I am falling in love with this language.

Thank you Dr. Chuck!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course with great materials. Dr Chuck has been an inspiration now. He teaches things very simplified way, you will never feel you're learning something complex.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course was AWESOME! As someone who loves to learn new technology, it was a great refresher and overview of key tools. I think anyone would benefit form this course.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I love this course so much, and had a lot of fun!

I am trying to practice python as more as I can, I think I am falling in love with this language.

Thank you Dr. Chuck!
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4 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is an excellent overview of web scraping, APIs, and how to parse xml/json documents. Contains clear video explanations and practical exercises. Thanks Dr. Chuck!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Simply AMAZING! Chuck is pleasent, funny, smart and very didactic. THE BEST EVER!

I recommend for anyone who wants not only to learn Python, but even simple Algorithms.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The videos are concise and clear. The bonus materials are very informative and entertaining.

Assignments are clear and help to solidify the knowledge gained in the course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent for beginners.

Clear explanations on complicated concepts with simple words.

And the lectures are not boring at all. It definitely is a course with fun.
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2 months ago
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Yangfan Sun completed this course, spending 20 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The class is very interesting and clear. I have learned a lot of practical skills. I would highly recommend anyone who is interesting in Python to take it. Thanks!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Intresting topic with the use of web. Well explained material in a way that anyone can understand. I recommend it for everyone that wants to learn Python.
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3 weeks ago
Manas Mishra completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Well structured and lucid style. A must go to learn something new.Web parsing requires some time to catch up but once you hold up that you are ready to rock.
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3 weeks ago
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Oscar Ruano partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I started this course with no previous experience en programming in Python and now I can use it in my work routine. I plan to extend its usage to other areas.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best online course on Python that I have been taking so far. Dr. Chuck explains everything in very simple language and examples. I really enjoy his class!!!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course! Easy to follow, with an enlightening and generally very encouraging teacher, and focused and attentive mentors. Great course overall. Thank You!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Greath course. I enjoyed solving the problems and quizes for each week. Big thank you to very patient menthors who are the best help you have when solving problems.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
May not be very deep, but interesting enough to seed interest in this particular field. It also enables you to explore more. Must take course for beginners!!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course! Everything was clear. Interesting videos and a lot of useful information.

Real practical problems and their solutions. Thanks to the Dr. Chuck.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very good refresher and opportunity to be current.

I used more structured languages such as Pascal, C, Fortran and Cobol. But Python is easier and more productive.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone looking to learn to analyse data with python. Dr. Chuck is amazing. By far best teacher I've had to date.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really a great course to start with all the implementations of python. Helped a lot in understanding many concepts and also earn a credit for specialization.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course opens up so many windows in how to continue programming in many different areas. I think it's a great approach to teach everything about the industry.

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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A very good course. The entire collection is well worth it with the database classes the most enjoyable. Dr Chuck and staff do a great job putting these together.
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4 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course. Very understandable and well presented. Wonderful introduction to the functionality of Python. I'll keep this around for reference for a long time.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome..Awesome..Awesome..!!

Those who are wishing to learn python, this the one of best opportunity. Just grab it :)

Lot of Thanks to @CharlesSeverance.
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2 months ago
Alexei Vasiliev completed this course.
Good course. Introduction into XML/JSON parsing and using regex in an easy and no time consuming way. But there is not much about REST and SOAP - only few words.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Very good course! Easy to understand and practical exercises easy to apply.

I recommend it for people who want to learn how to access data on the web.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a very good course. The professor expressed everything clearly, and the knowledge I learned is very practical. I really love this course.
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2 months ago
Vihar Vaghasiya completed this course.
The course was very simple and explanatory, and it fulfills it's purpose to the fullest. And on top of that, it teaches you a lot more value added stuff.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr Chuck explains everything very well and has an excellent grasp of the material. Really enjoyed the course and hope to take some more from him.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class is simply amazing. Within a few weeks I've learned some Python skills I've never heard of before. Thank you Dr. Chuck! Really appreciate it.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course for beginners. Very well structured. Easy to understand.

It is not difficult to finish it in less time than planned.

Thanks, Dr Chuck
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This is really great course. There are clear instructions for all the assignments. I found the assignments to be interesting but not too time consuming.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A very well structured and entertaining course that has given me an excellent start on Python and Data structures. Excellent material and well presented
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4 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome course: Regular Expressions, SOA, APIs and a whole lot more. Delving into data structures, XML & JSON which are very useful. Highly recommended!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is really an excellent course. It is totally free which is special on Coursera and all the skills I learnt from this course is really helpful
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
That is really good class for someone like me that who do not have a computer science background. Everyone can enjoy the fun of programming with python.
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4 weeks ago
Shuang Li completed this course.
Fantastic course taught by fantastic teacher Dr. Chuck! If you want to learn python from the beginning this course is definitely one of the best for you!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very helpful material, the assignments could use a little more variety, offer more freedom and be a bit more challenging. Apart from that great work!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
assignment too easy, many things taught in lecture is not required to finish the assignment, just need to read through the sample code and modify it.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome!! The fun part in this course is that you get to learn various concepts like API's , RESTful, JSON,XML etc. etc. along with programming.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Dr. Severance is a fantastic teacher. I could not recommend his Python for Informatics text enough. I hope I can find more material from him soon,
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I love elegant, simple content of this course, now I have a general idea about how to access web data using python~~ I love professor Charles!!
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a month ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
A great course to understand basic of using python to access web data. Lectures are very lucid and easy to understand. Very well structured!
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a week ago
Raul Jose completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Excelent. Introduced me to another interesting topics like json and webservices. Prof. Severance is a great facilitator for this material
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome ... Great way to teach python . Python I Love ... And Specially Dr CHunk. thanks to all staff and specially our course instructor
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3 weeks ago
Ravi Lakhwani Sham is taking this course right now, spending 20 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
very instructive, lots of examples, easy to follow and you can always go back and review past classes. looking forwards to my next course.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Lectures had good information, I could follow even though I am still a beginner. I enjoyed the assignments, learning is fun :)

Thank you!!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great Course. Easy and accessible, yet incredibly powerful. It covers the basics and extends to real world applications. Thanks Dr Chuck!!!
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first coursera course that I fully completed. The course is totally awesome and I am over-satisfied by the teaching and assignments.
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3 months ago
Stanislav Ryzhkov completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great starting point to learn world of API.

But the format of video lectures is not as convenient as two previous courses in specialization.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Excellent, very good materials and nice teaching. Sure, I will continue with next course; ussing databases with python. Thank you, Charles
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2 months ago
Manjeet Kumar partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very good for learning basics of data extraction from web. All the concepts very well explained. Would love to take more courses from Dr. Chuck!
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great introductory and fast course on several powerful ways to access web data with Python- Dr Chuck is great making all the material simple.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
very good training and interesting as well. looking forward for the next one. Dr chuck explains it well and the course is highly recommended
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.


Very cool that I now understand how to leverage web services! I will use what I learned in this course at my job as a banking analyst
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course introducing helpful information and skills. The teacher has an extensive knowledge and knows how to share it. Totally recommend!
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7 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The 3rd of 5 courses for the specialization. Very good course, difficult at times but there is staff to help you out if you have any problems.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I love this course so much, and had a lot of fun!

I am trying to practice python as more as I can.

Thank you Dr. Chuck and teaching stuff.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Cool course, easy to understand and the task is interesting and well designed for learning purpose. The concepts are also explained very clear.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr Charles is a fun boy hahaha! Course is provided in a easy and vivid way for the practice on extracting data from internet. Good course!
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Content of the course is to the point and helpful for those who are beginners in Python. Enjoyed the way professor taught the course.
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3 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good knowledge. Good class. Thanks to the coursera and teachers worked on this material.

I think i would recommend it to my colleagues.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's Fantastic!!. After this course, you can parse XML and JSON and you will extract data from websites too. You will learn a lot of stuff.
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2 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
this course was fun and relevant. the programming assignments were a little challenging which is good. i would recommend this to anyone.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Yet another great Coursera course. All topics covered were easy to follow with great accompanying slides & good practical sessions at the end.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Its a good course, neatly designed. It's well paced and perfectly meets the expectations set and oh, yeah I almost forgot...it was fun too!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Clear, comprehensive and motivational lectures. I learned so much in so little time... It was fun working on the assignments!
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3 months ago
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This is a perfect course to learn about the Web and start to work with scraping and APIs. Very clearly explained and quite useful.
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2 months ago
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Pablo Sanches completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a great course for those who are making its first steps in the programming world and want to know about web scrapping.
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2 months ago
Justin Xu completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Really love this course, I learned how to use Python to work with APIs.

And how to read data from xml and JSON.

Thanks very much.
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Continuing on in his 4-class series on Python. I was reflecting and I am amazed at how much we painlessly covered.

10/10 with rice!
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a week ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lessons and assignments, I really recommend this course to understand the basic commands to work with JSON in Python.
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3 months ago
Vyacheslav Agapov completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
this is very nice course. I learned a lot new about python. Many new things about dictionary and list, was very interesting for me
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course for anyone who wants to learn how to code in python. Only wish there was more explanation on the web access course
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2 months ago
Adithiya Venketsan completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a very nice course covering a lot of subjects and explaining the integrity of each one to level understandable to beginners.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really like the way the topics are presented. Very easy to follow. The examples give you patterns you can build on. Very helpful.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Ilove the experience in the total specialization. Dr.Charles is the best teacher that I had. Thank's for all Dr. Charles Severance
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3 weeks ago
Abdulkader Hasan completed this course.
Thank you so much to Dr. Charles Severance and the team of the course.

I appreciate so much his method, expalnations, interviews, ...
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The lessons are really good.

The tests, however, are a bit too easy because of the sample code being very close to the solution.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed taking this course because it is pitched at the right level for someone who is new to Python. Well structured lectures.
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3 days ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good intro to the web services using python. This course concentrates on the essentials and get what you need to get to the next step.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Such a good experience to learn how to utilize web data. Feeling confident as a new python learner & ready to apply my skills!
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting. I have started to use some examples for my own job.

I like Python, but I have some problem with english language

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2 months ago
Manuel J. Barbero completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Dr. Chuck did it again! A nice course that I have really enyoyed it. Useful stuff and great teaching. Highly recommended.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous partially completed this course.
Really a great course for beginners and those who wish to make a career in web development and data science/analytics.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A great course to learn how to teach programs to communicate through the internet, in both a fun and efficient way.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is very useful for people who want to learn python. This course is very funny!

It is also very easy to learn.
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent!!! Thank you Dr.Chuck!!!I learned a lot from your course!Thank you a lot! I learned this for the master degeree.
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a month ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
An awesome course by Dr. Charles, gives complete knowledge from a basic level and covers all what is necessary. Thanks :)
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good course python for analysis web. I think beginner should study this course

I just finished and I went to review
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a month ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
he is an excellent instructor and the way he managed to demonstrate the lectures is very good,

but the exams was easy.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an axcellente course for those interested in learning Python and the many ways it can be used for projects.
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4 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
i think it was really helpful. it was exactly at the level that i could understand and he makes it really fascinating

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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course, I have had a lot of fun with it, and I am looking forward to doing more Python. Thank you Dr Chuck!
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was a really good course a little bit harder than previous 2 but still. I learned a lot. Dr. Chuck is good teacher.
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2 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is a great course by a great teacher. I learnt many new things from this course and from other courses by Dr. chuck
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3 months ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really good course and Professor , Dr Chuck does an amazing job :), 20 words bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great course and Prof. Charles simply amazing!

Thanks for this course, was one of the best I took ever.
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Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Dr Chuck makes this material easy to understand, even when he gets into the more powerful parts of the language.
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3 weeks ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great and easy to understand class.

If You are going to work with JSON and REST API's, this class is spot on.

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2 months ago
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I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot! Dr. Chuck is so entertaining! Can't wait to take the other ones!
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I love the way Chuck presents the topics - they are short, sweet and to the point. Thanks - I learned a lot!
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Ling completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
amazing teaching strategies. I learned a lot! I like the humor and skills of the teacher. thank you very much!
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it is a awesome course,it just cant be made better than it is now.....Thanks to Coursera and the Dr Chuck....
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Ale Declerr completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course. I completed it in one week! Great way to learn Python and some basics from how Internet works
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It is a great course! Dr. Chuck is very thorough. I would love to continue learning Python in the coming days
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Very good! It is helpful for my dayily job.

Thanks a lot. Can add some python for admin will be better.
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Covers a lot of material as an overview, but sometimes it would be great if the course would go deeper.
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This course is absolutely amazing! I would love to meet Dr. Chuck one day (I hope he visits Texas soon)!
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Excellent course, which I fully reccomended to beginners in programming. Lecture material is great, profesor Severance is awesome, and makes everything perfectly understandable and easy. The only weakness is that it is not written in Python 3, but it will change soon, so do not hesitate to take it!
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