Introduction to Programming with Python

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In Person

Python is one of the most popular programming languages. It is an object-oriented programming language with a simple and elegant syntax. It is also an interpreted language, which means you don’t need to compile your code. Thus, it is ideal for concise scripting, rapid prototyping and development of ideas and applications. 

This course will introduce attendees to the basic concepts and features of Python. It is recommended that attendees have a Python interpreter and an IDE (e.g., using Anaconda to install Jupyter Notebook or via Google Colab) installed for hands-on experience (attendees will receive detailed instructions on how to do so prior to the course). The course will introduce many noteworthy features. The goal is to teach participants how to create simple Python programs and provide them the autonomy and confidence required to progress independently. 

This is a beginner level course. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details on how to get ready for this course. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event. 


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