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Lesson 25.5 Custom Error Types

Now that we can raise an error of any type, it is time to make our own error types. In this video we show that this is incredibly simple, and needs almost no code.

From  Hannah Lee on November 12th, 2020 37 plays

Lesson 22.7 The super Function

Sometimes you do not want to completely override a method. You just want to override part of it, or add a few extra features at the end. In this video, we introduce the super function which allows us…

From  Hannah Lee on November 8th, 2020 33 plays

Lesson 20.5 Method Definitions

In addition to attributes, objects also have methods. In this video, we show how to add a method definition to a class. For the most part, it is as simple as indenting a function definition inside of…

From  Hannah Lee on October 27th, 2020 41 plays

Lesson 16.6 Mutable For-Loops

Lists are mutables and support mutable functions. Many of these mutable functions contain for-loops. As we show in this video, this changes how we write the for-loop. In particular, we will not use…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 28 plays

Lesson 16.4 Range-Based For-Loops

Strings, lists, and tuples are not the only iterable types. In this video we introduce the range function, which creates another iterable value. This is going to allow us to do several things that we…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 35 plays

Lesson 12.5 Functions as Variables

If function definitions are objects, then that means we can compute with them like any other object. In this video we show what happens when we assign a function definition to a variable, or why we…

From  Hannah Lee on October 2nd, 2020 16 plays

Lesson 11.8 Object Methods

Objects have an interesting feature that we saw before we strings: they have methods in addition to functions. In this video we talk about those methods, and how they differ from string methods.

From  Hannah Lee on October 2nd, 2020 13 plays

Lesson 11.7 Mutable Functions

In the past if we wanted to do any significant computation, we needed a a fruitful function. Procedures are limited to testing or printing stuff out on the screen. But in this video we show how we…

From  Hannah Lee on October 2nd, 2020 12 plays

Lesson11.2 Object Instantiation

Because classes are not built into Python, they do not have literals. So how do we create objects? In this video, we address instantiation which is how do this.

From  Hannah Lee on October 2nd, 2020 14 plays

Lesson 8.1 Testing Plans

Before you start testing, you must have a testing plan. In this video we explain what these are, and how they fit into the software development process.

From  Hannah Lee on September 24th, 2020 12 plays

Lesson 6.4 Advanced String Methods

In the previous video, we showed how to call a string method if it had only one argument – the string. In this video we show you how to call arbitrary string methods, which can have many…

From  Hannah Lee on September 16th, 2020 14 plays

Lesson 6.3 String Methods

Strings do not have a lot of functions associated with them. Instead, strings have methods. As we see in this video, methods behave almost exactly like functions, except that the syntax for calling…

From  Hannah Lee on September 16th, 2020 17 plays

Lesson 5.2 Procedures

In this video, we show you how to define a procedure in the Python interactive shell. Recall that a procedure is a function that is used as a command.

From  Hannah Lee on September 11th, 2020 18 plays

Zoom Sep. 10. Functions and Modules

In this class we talk about how to import optional features into Python. We also show how to make program files we can run.This class will follow the same format as the last one. We will reinforce…

From  Hannah Lee on September 11th, 2020 15 plays

Lesson 3.4 Python Documentation

While this new video/lecture format is allowing us to show you things we could not cover in year’s past, there is a limit to how much we can show you. Sometimes you are just going to need to…

From  Hannah Lee on September 9th, 2020 21 plays

Lesson 3.1 Built-In Functions

The easiest functions to use in Python are those that are built into it. They are listed on the Python Documentation page. In this video we examine some of these and show the syntax for how to use…

From  Hannah Lee on September 9th, 2020 14 plays