Python Programming Introduction


Aim of Course: The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of programming in Python, on either Windows or Mac.  You will use both Jupyter notebooks and standard script editors, and work through simple arithmetic operations, statistical operations, variables, keywords, lists, arrays, and dictionaries.  You'll use conda to install modules and close with some data visualizations.
Course Program:

WEEK 1:  Installation of Python on Window and Mac platforms

  • Verification that Anaconda Python is properly installed
  • Verification that the Jupyter notebook is working properly
  • Using the Jupyter notebook environment
  • Creating Jupyter notebooks and using Python editors

WEEK 2:  Python Programming with the Jupyter notebook - the basics of programming
  • Introduction to variables, strings, and numerics
  • Simple arithmetic and the order of operations
  • Working with strings
  • Lists and loops
  • Writing simple Python scripts

WEEK 3:  More programming basics with the Jupyter notebook
  • Functions, if statements and conditional expressions
  • Introduction to dictionaries
  • While loops, error trapping, and data input
  • Writing intermediate Python scripts

WEEK 4:  Python packages and Conda
  • Data input from a text file
  • Using conda to install additional Python packages as needed
  • A brief introduction to pandas and matplotlib for data analysis and visualization
  • Putting it all together and recommendations for further study

HOMEWORK
Homework in this course consists of programming exercises

Python Programming Introduction

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is for programming novices who want to learn Python.
Level:
Introductory
Prerequisite:
None
Organization of the Course:
 Options for Credit and Recognition:

Course Text:
All materials will be provided.
Software:
Python with Jupyter notebook.
Instructor(s):

Dates:

May 10, 2019 to June 07, 2019 September 06, 2019 to October 04, 2019 January 17, 2020 to February 14, 2020 April 03, 2020 to May 01, 2020 July 31, 2020 to August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020 to December 25, 2020

Python Programming Introduction

Instructor(s):

Dates:
May 10, 2019 to June 07, 2019 September 06, 2019 to October 04, 2019 January 17, 2020 to February 14, 2020 April 03, 2020 to May 01, 2020 July 31, 2020 to August 28, 2020 November 27, 2020 to December 25, 2020

Course Fee: $549

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