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Python Classes & Inheritance: Getting Started with Classes in Python

Python Classes & Inheritance: Getting Started with Classes in Python


Overview/Description
Expected Duration
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Expertise Level



Overview/Description

Explore implementations of Python classes, methods, and instance and class variables in this 15-video course. Learn how to implement private variables in Python classes and program problems with classes. Key concepts covered here include how to create classes by using Python; how to assign attributes to objects of classes; and how to initialize class variables by using the init special method. Next, you will observe how to initialize values for a class when you create objects; how to pass arguments to initialize the state of a class object; and additional methods in a class, as well as how class variables work. Learners will examine how class variables are different from instance variables and how class variables share memory across objects of a class; and work with variables that have their own memory in each object. Then examine getters and setters for each instance variable; learn to prevent inadvertent modification of instance variables; and learn to create a class to represent a real-world entity. Finally, observe how to parse information to create classes with a dictionary.



Expected Duration (hours)
1.6

Lesson Objectives

Python Classes & Inheritance: Getting Started with Classes in Python

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • create a classes using Python
  • assign attributes to objects of classes
  • initialize class variables using the init special method
  • pass arguments to initialize the state of a class object
  • define additional methods in a class
  • recall how class variables work
  • recall how class variables are different from instance variables
  • recall how class variables share memory across objects of a class
  • work with variables that have their own memory in each object
  • define getters and setters for each instance variable
  • prevent inadvertent modification of instance variables
  • create a class to represent a real-world entity
  • parse information to create classes using a dictionary
  • describe the use of the init method in a class, specify why the self argument is passed to methods in a class, differentiate between class and instance variables, and specify how member variables can be made private
  • Course Number:
    it_pycipydj_02_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate