Scientific computing with python

Hello, Ive been doing the course and I’m about 60% in but i feel like im not really learning so much. The exercises are multiply choice and there is like 1 question at the end. How can I practice what I’m learning and where would I practice and how much should I be practicing compared to just doing the course?

If anyone could help me out with this, I will be very grateful.

Hang in there bro. When i started those 5 projects, i often revisited back the courses to grab back the fundamental :laughing:

I would suggest typing out everything in the lesson in Google Colab notebook. You can test it out and get used to the patterns an experiment with changes.

There are actually also exercises to go along with all of those examples but it isn’t clear where to find them. There’s some good info here: (skip down to the readme)

You can find all the lessons here: You’ll find that they have extra exercises at the bottom of the lesson. If you think you need extra practice for a certain concept that’s a good option.

And it’s true, you will really learn when you do the projects at the end.

thanks , was getting a little discouraged when i reached the network part and was getting lost and it was getting hard to concentrate .

It really helps when you get to the end projects. You have a specific goal you need to accomplish.

Even if you power through the videos and answer the easy questions without going too deep, you’ll know at least the concept, that there’s a network library that I can use to get data from a website. Then later, when you are solving some problem, you will need to dig deeper to solve and troubleshoot.

I did find it helps just to type out the examples and make it a little more real and practical.

I’m working through the first of these courses now and compiling notes as I go.
I found it useful to screengrab many of the examples as a quick reference guide.

thx guys very helpful advice, an youre right i didnt notice the 5 projects at the end.

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Thank you.

The lessons are really bare bones. It basically is a “here’s the absolute minimum you need to know about python works compared to other languages”. You could probably do the projects based on the videos alone and tons of searching but I would not start this one until you’ve gone through JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures module (general fundamentals) and Front End Development Libraries (React especially so you have experience with classes).

I think they designed it so you can just blitz through it with prior programming experience and it teaches you how to pick up a new languages rather than slogging through the basics yet again. The JS takes you from square one so do that first.

ok thank you this is great advice.

Even if I want to learn backend development you suggest I learn those 2 courses first @csstevens ?

I’d just go through everything in order

I guess im a little confused, How much do i need to learn and how many courses until I can start working in the field @csstevens ?

You can find some information about that here:

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