This section covers using Python to read, use or manipulate data from various sources. Using Python with Spreadsheets and Databases, using Python to send emails, using Python to scrape information from the internet. Below are the three most popular projects in this section.
WHY USE PYTHON FOR DATA HANDLING
For small projects such as a basic spreadsheet chart it is quicker and easier to just use Excel or Sheets rather than write code in Python, however as the project gets larger getting the computer to do the hard work for you by writing a program in Python is very effective. Automate the updating of records and filtering of information with Python, in an every increasing world of big data, there are many billions spent and billions received in the handling of data. The automation of data handling is how companies such as Facebook and Amazon grew into the global giants they are today.
Hello World Download and install Python IDLE and check it works Data types and variablesLearn how to store values in a variable and work with numbers Selection and iteration Learn how to use IF statements and loops. Functions and proceduresLearn how to create functions and procedures ArraysLearn how to create and use lists Formatting DataLearn how to format numbers and text to suit your needs Fun with turtle Complete some fun projects with Python turtle Object Oriented Programming Learn how to use OOP principles Graphic User InterfaceLearn how to create a GUI External File Handling Learn how to create and manipulate word documents and spreadsheet data Data Analysis Learn how to analyse data and present with charts and graphs SQL with Python Learn how to link Python with a backend database and manipulate data
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