Python videos | Python Part 12b - Advanced Functions

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 October 2021

For all but the simplest programs, you'll probably need to master some of the techniques described in this tutorial, such as passing arguments by keyword or position, using optional arguments and creating lambda functions.

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File name Type Description
Action.csv CSV file CSV file of action films
Animation.csv CSV file CSV file of animation films
Comedy.csv CSV file CSV file of comedy films
Musical.csv CSV file CSV file of musicals
Health Python code BMI function (arguments by keyword or position)
Forcing named or positional Python code Forcing keyword or positional arguments
Optional Python code Optional arguments
Optional set of Python code Using an optional collection of arguments
Argument Python code Using a dictionary of arguments
Lambda Python code Writing lambda functions

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