Lists, Strings and Dicts in Python is a comprehensive Spaced Repetition System (SRS) flashcard deck for learning the most commonly used Python container data types, and how to work with them.
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Container data types are data objects that hold other data objects as elements. They are essential, fundamental data structures in Python programming (and most other languages).
Python offers a large and varied collection of built-in container types. This deck focuses on the three most common - list, str and dict - the ones you can expect to use on a daily basis.
This deck contains over 500 SRS flashcards, covering:
(Note that iteration is not covered in this deck. It will be covered in the forthcoming Control Flow deck.)
This deck is targeted at Python v3. But differences from Python v2 are highlighted where they are likely to be encountered in common practice.
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This deck is targeted to early stage Python programmers - but not absolute beginners. It expects that you already understand these things, and how to use them:
If you don't already understand these things, you should gain a little experience, or bone up elsewhere, before you tackle this. You might consider using the Simple Data Types deck, or the Python Essentials deck, both of which also cover this material.
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