Introduction to Python
Chang Chung worked as a Statistical Programmer and Data Archivist at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of South Carolina and M.S.E. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
5/08/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ~ 217 Wallace Hall
5/11/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ~ 217 Wallace Hall
Python is a very popular, general-purpose, multi-paradigm, open-source, scripting language. It is designed to emphasize code readability and has a clean syntax with high level data types. It is well-suited for interactive work and quick prototyping, yet it is powerful enough for writing large applications. In this full-day workshop, attendees are introduced to basic Python syntax and to its ecosystem. See the workshop syllabus for objectives.
If you rather use other environments, then you are welcome to bring your own laptop computer. Free Anaconda distribution is available here. Other environments (for example, command line Python and emacs editor) are OK, too.
Since Python 3 is not backward compatible and not all the modules are upgraded into Python 3, we will use Python 2 (2.7 as of writing this).