Python is a very high level object oriented programming language. Python is used extensively as a web programming language, a cross platform graphical user interface, as a scripting language for system administration, GIS packages and engineering software. Python is relatively easy to learn and eliminates much of the boiler plate code that many comparable languages require. Python allows the programmer to choose between programming paradigms: imperative and object oriented, procedural and functional.
The course covers the Python programming language from first principles to advanced concepts from functional programming and object oriented design.