Python for Absolute Beginners Transcripts
Chapter: Cleaner code with common data structures
Lecture: Introducing data structures
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0:00 It's time to talk about some of Python's built-in data structures. Now, this is going to be a really fun chapter
0:07 because what it's going to allow us to do is to take code that was kind of ugly and hard to write and tedious and reduce it down to much simpler ways
0:15 of working with the same type of data. Now, data structures are really important. This includes dictionaries, lists, sets
0:22 and other types of data structures that you might've heard of. Freeze, for example, there are many, many of them. There are a few core ones in Python
0:29 that we're going to touch on in this chapter. We're going to take and improve our rock, paper, scissor game and you're going to learn all about them.
0:36 Data structures are fun because these are some of the ideas and techniques that really separate beginners from professional or experienced developers.
0:44 Once you know how to use these and once you know they exist they can dramatically simplify your code make it faster, make it less error prone
0:50 all of those things, all at the same time. So I hope you're excited to dive into it. You're going to see some very cool stuff develop
0:56 within our game because of them.