Free workshop on Python for beginners

Posted by j.laird on 26 April 2022 - 2:32pm
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Register for a free workshop on Python for Beginners as part of our upcoming Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding.

The workshop is aimed at any student/researcher who wants to learn Python, with no prior knowledge of coding. It will be delivered online by Sarah Jaffa and helpers over two half days, from 9am - 1pm BST on 17th and 18th May.

The best way to learn how to program is to do something useful, so this introduction to Python is built around a common scientific task: data analysis. It will start from the basics of Python, teaching how to use different data types and structures, how to use loops and functions to repeat tasks, how to use ‘if’ statements to make choices in your code, and how to make simple plots.

Combining all these skills, you will be able to write a program to read in some data from a file, plot the data and calculate summary statistics, and save the results. If we have time at the end we will discuss some more advanced topics, such as debugging, creating a command line interface and machine learning.

Register for Python for Beginners.


The Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding will run from 16- 27 May with a focus on improving computational and training skills at beginner and intermediate levels. Find out about the other workshops and sessions taking place during the Camp.

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