Prerequisite: This course is hands-on. In order to participate in this course, all attendees are required to bring their own laptops. Program download and setup instructions will be sent upon registration for the course.
Intro to Python for Beginners is a workshop aimed at individuals who are new to programming and would like to learn Python. Python is not only a good language for beginners in programming, but it is also one of the top languages used in data science and predictive analytics. In this course, we will use Jupyter notebooks to learn and develop Python code in. Jupyter notebooks are widely used for data analysis and exploration projects. By the end of this workshop, you will have learned the basics of python; the variable types, if/else statements, for loops, and python syntax. You will also learn how to create and use Jupyter notebooks, and you will leave with completed code, including examples of importing and visualizing data, that you can use in our own work.
- This course is geared to individuals that are new to programming and would like to learn Python.
- 32 or 64 bit computer
- 32MB available
- 300 MB to download Anaconda plus another 300 to install it. (We use Anaconda because it is a hassle free (and free) way to install python and the needed libraries. Instructions for download will be provided upon registration).
- Linux, OS X or Windows.