Utrecht, Netherlands

Introduction to Python

when 2 February 2022 - 2 February 2022
language English
credits 0.5 EC
fee EUR 150

If you are looking for a powerful programing language you should learn Python, a language with a simple syntax, and a powerful set of libraries. It is easy for beginners to learn Python and widely use it in many scientific areas for data exploration. This workshop is an introduction to the Python programming language and in particular is geared towards people new to the language and who may, or may not, have experience with other programming languages. In this Python training workshop you learn to program in Python 3.

The content of this workshop is as follows:

- Python Overview

What is Python?
Brief History of Python
Why Choose Python?
What can you do with Python?
- Installing Python

Install Anaconda Distribution for Python.
Briefly running Jupyter Notebook.
Exploring 'no install' online options (Google Colab)
- Running Python Code

Text Editors
Full IDEs
Notebook Environments
Jupyter notebook
A quick tour in Jupytor notebook
- Python Coding

Python Object
Python Data Structure Basics
Python Comparison Operators
Python Statements
Methods and Functions
Introduction to Modules and Packages
A quick tour in NumPy library
A quick tour in Pandas library
A quick tour in Matplotlib library
Participants are requested to bring their own computer. Software will be available online.

Course leader

Mahdi Shafiee Kamalabad

Target group

Researchers, students, engineers, analysts, programmers who are interested in an introduction to the Python programming language.

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Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide Basic and fundamental knowledge of Python for all who wish to learn the Python programming language such as students, researchers in data science and statistics, system analysts, etc.

Fee info

EUR 150: Course + course materials + lunch