September 22, 2022

Python Online Practice: 67 Free Ways to Improve Your Skills

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Whether you’re just starting your learning journey or looking to brush up before a job interview, getting the right Python practice can make a big difference.

Studies on learning have repeatedly shown that people learn best by doing. So here are 67 ways to practice Python by writing actual code.

Practice with Free Python Coding Exercises

Click on any of these links to sign up for a free account and dive into interactive online practice exercises where you’ll write real code! These exercises are great for beginniners.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. We have many more free Python practice problems.

Practice with Online Python Courses

If you’re looking for more structure, then practicing with Python courses online may be your cup of tea. See below for some recommended courses.

Python Introduction

Data Analysis and Visualization

Data Cleaning

Throughout these courses, you’ll be given questions and assignments to test your skills. Additionally, some of these courses contain a guided project that allows you to apply everything you’ve learned.

Practice with Python Projects

One of the most effective ways to practice Python online is with projects. Here are a few projects you can use to start practicing right now. The links below will take you to a course that contains the project you’re looking for.

If these didn’t spark your interest, here are plenty of other online Python projects you can try.

Practice with Online Python Tutorials

If online exercises, courses, and projects don’t appeal to you, here are a few blog-style tutorials that will help you learn Python.

The web is full of thousands of other beginner Python tutorials, too. As long as you’ve got a solid foundation in the Python basics, you can find great practice through many of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I practice Python programming?

  1. Dataquest.io has dozens of free interactive practice questions, as well as free interactive lessons, project ideas, tutorials, and more.

  2. HackerRank is a great site for practice that’s also interactive.

  3. CodingGame is a fun platform for practice that supports Python.

  4. Edabit has Python challenges that can be good for practicing or self-testing.

You can also practice Python using all of the interactive lessons listed above

How can I practice Python at home?

  1. Install Python on your machine. You can download it directly here, or download a program like Anaconda Individual Edition that makes the process easier. Or you can find an interactive online platform like Dataquest and write code in your browser without installing anything.

  2. Find a good Python project or some practice problems to work on.

  3. Make detailed plans. Scheduling your practice sessions will make you more likely to follow through.

  4. Join an online community. It’s always great to get help from a real person. Reddit has great Python communities, and Dataquest’s community is great if you’re learning Python data skills.

Can I learn Python in 30 days?

In 30 days, you can definitely learn enough Python to be able to build some cool things. You won’t be able to master Python that quickly, but you could learn to complete a specific project or do things like automate some aspects of your job.

Read more about how long it takes to learn Python.

Can I practice Python on mobile?

Yes, there are many apps that allow you to practice Python on both iOS and Android. However, this shouldn’t be your primary form of practice if you aspire to use Python in your career— it’s good to practice installing and working with Python on desktops and laptops since that’s how most professional programming work is done.

How quickly can you learn Python?

You can learn the fundamentals of Python in a weekend. If you’re diligent, you can learn enough to complete small projects and genuinely impact your work within a month or so. Mastering Python takes much longer, but you don’t need to become a master to get things done!

Read more about how long it takes to learn Python.

Charlie Custer

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Charlie Custer

Charlie is a student of data science, and also a content marketer at Dataquest. In his free time, he's learning to mountain bike and making videos about it.

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