Python Programming - Working with Numbers, Dates and Time - Revised

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Learn about programming with numbers, dates and time in Python.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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In this course, Python Programming - Working with Numbers, Dates and Time you will learn about using mathematical operations, converting variable types and date and time in your code. The course starts of with the topic of storing numeric variables in your code, where you will learn about the difference between creating a numeric variable compared to creating a string, performing mathematical operations in your code, formatting your numbers and printing them on screen.

You will also be taught about getting the user to input numbers and converting that input to work with your numeric variables and mathematical operations. In the second module you will be introduced to working with dates and time, this is where you will also learn about importing libraries into your project so you can use their functions and methods. You will learn about obtaining and displaying today's date, how to format your dates and the different date formats to display the dates along with functions which are included in the Datetime library and converting user input to a date format. Finally, you will learn about working with time and how it uses many of the same function’s dates would but with specific parameters for time.

This course will be of great interest to those learners who wish to get started in programming and improve their ability to write programs using the Python programming Language. Prerequisites: It is recommended that you complete the previous course in this series: Introduction to Programming with Python.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of storing numeric variables.
  • Identify the use of mathematics operators and Formatting Numbers.
  • Describe the process of getting user to input numeric values into your program.
  • Describe the process of using dates in your program.
  • Identify the different methods to format dates in your program.
  • Explain how you use the same function to format time as you did for dates.


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