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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.
This video has the following accompanying files:
|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 check.py||Python code||BMI function (arguments by keyword or position)|
|Forcing named or positional args.py||Python code||Forcing keyword or positional arguments|
|Optional arguments.py||Python code||Optional arguments|
|Optional set of arguments.py||Python code||Using an optional collection of arguments|
|Argument dictionaries.py||Python code||Using a dictionary of arguments|
|Lambda functions.py||Python code||Writing lambda functions|
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