Learn Python and foundations of programming in this multi-day, non-credit, interactive mini-course. This opportunity is for beginners and does not require any programming experience. No software installation is required. You’ll learn and practice the basics of programming such as: data types, loops, functions, working with numeric data, and plotting data. The mini-course introduces basic scientific computing and data plotting concepts through the use of the Python libraries NumPy, Matplotlib, and pandas. The workshop uses as its curriculum “Get Data Off the Ground with Python,” an Open edX course by GW professor Lorena Barba.
This camp will run from 1-4:30pm every day December 14-17.
Registration for Python Camp is closed. The next Python Camp will be on Friday afternoons starting January 15, 2021. Registration will open at 10AM Eastern on January 5, 2021.
Participants are expected to attend all four sessions. There will be brief assignments to complete before each session; participants should plan to spend time outside the workshop to prepare and to complete homework assignments. Those who meet the camp requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
This workshop is part of the Programming and Coding series for those interested in enhancing their skills in web or software development, coding and scripting, and automating processes to retrieve or clean data. Other workshops this Fall 2020 are A Walk on the R Side: R for Data Analysis, Building Websites with Drupal, Data Carpentry Week, Getting Data from APIs using Python, Introduction to Python for Data Analysis, and Python for Natural Language Processing. If you need personalized assistance with a programming or coding project, consider booking a consultation with one of our librarian-experts. Learn more about programming and coding consultations.
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