IMPRS-gBGC course 'Python'
Category: Skill course
Credit points: 0.2 CP per course day
This course addresses everybody who is interested in learning Python from scratch. The course module 'The very basics' (level A1) will be offered for people who have no or little experience with programming. A little theory will be presented and exercises will be carried out.
If you have experience with programming but you didn't or rarely used Python, the course module 'Python - The basics' (level A2) might be interesting. The module will contain lectures and practicals.
A practical module 'Hands on training' (level B) will take place.
In every module will be time for questions and answers and hands-on training based on the requests you write in the comment field of the registration form. Feel free to approach us with your data.
The course is organized in a modular structure to give participants time to practice by themselves.
2. Organizational issues
Instructors: Dietrich Feist, Ina Burjack
Date: March 16-18 and April 6-7, 2016
Starting time: 9.00 am
Place: Seminar room B0.002 (MPI-BGC)
3. Content of the course
L = Lecture, P = Practical
|March 16||The very basics (Level A1)||Ina Burjack|
The principle of programming
From a calculator to an own script
|March 17||Ina Burjack|
The principle of programming II, from conditions to functions
|March 18||Python - The basics (Level A2)||Dietrich Feist|
No need to re-invent the wheel: the Python Standard Library
Participants learn how to employ the Python Standard Library to solve common problems like
|April 6||Advanced programming techniques (Level B1)||Dietrich Feist, Ina Burjack|
|April 7||Scientific applications with Python (Level B2)||Dietrich Feist, Ina Burjack|
4. What you need to prepare
Bring a laptop and make sure that Python is running on it.
You can download it here: https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/Download
Please also make sure that you can access the internet via WLAN (BGC-users, if you have a BGC-account; BGC-guests, if you don't have an account)
Example scripts by Dietrich Feist
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