This lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. It uses plotting as its motivating example. Please note that this lesson uses Python 3.

This one-day course aims to answer the following questions:

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Prerequisites:

  1. Learners need to understand what files and directories are, what a working directory is, and how to start a Python interpreter.
  2. Learners must install Python before the class starts.
  3. Learners must get the gapminder data before class starts: please download and unzip the file python-novice-gapminder-data.zip.
  4. Please see the setup instructions for details.

Requirements:

Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

They are also required to abide by the ARCHER2 Code of Conduct.

Timetable:

Course materials

Videos

Session 1

Session 2

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This course is part-funded by the PRACE PRACE project and is free to all.

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