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Hands-on Introduction to Python (5 part series)

Each of these sessions is two hours. 

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

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

To participate in the hands-on exercises:

a. You will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the internet.

b. Follow this link to

c. Once the Binder site has initialized and the Jupyter Lab web page appears, double-click on the "notebooks" link on the left side of the page, and then on the file "hands_on_intro_to_python.ipynb", also on the left side of the page.

d. If you would like to download the course materials you can do so with the following "git" command:

git clone

Once the git command completes you should have a new directory named "python-lectures". If you don't have git on your machine you can open a browser to , click the green Code button, and download the materials as a zip file.

Last Updated: 8/14/23