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Hands-on Introduction to Python (parts 1-3)

LOCATION: INSCC Auditorium (Room 110)


Part 1: Thursday, June 21, 2108 
Part 2: Tuesday, June 26, 2018  
Part 3: Thursday, June 28, 2018 

Presented by Brett Milash and Wim Cardoen 

To join via Zoom:

meeting ID 411 178 3659

To call  in:

 +1 408 638 0968
+1 646 876 9923
+1 669 900 6833

Each of these sessions is two hours. 

During the first two sessions we will introduce the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling as well the concept of object-oriented programming.

During the third session, we will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. 

Prerequistes prior to the lectures:

a. You will need to bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. 

b. If you have a CHPC account then you can use the Jupyter Notebook environment

     Please check whether you have access to the Jupyter Notebook environment.

     You can do this in the following way:

    If you do NOT have access to the website, please  

    install Anaconda (version 3.6 , NOT version 2.7) on your laptop.

    If you encounter access/installation problems please let us know in advance.

c. The lectures that will be used can be found at:

    You can retrieve them in a Linux terminal as follows:

    git clone


Last Updated: 6/21/18