[CentralOH] Intro to Python this Thursday, October 22

Eric Floehr eric at intellovations.com
Sun Oct 18 21:53:29 CEST 2009


All,

One of the more common answers given to the question "What do you hope
to get out of the Central Ohio Python User's Group" was "I want to
learn more about Python".

This Thursday at 7pm, the OSU Open Source Club will be presenting an
introduction to Python at their weekly meeting.  The meeting is in
Dreese Labs Room 266 on the OSU campus
(http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?building=279).  Everyone is
welcome.

I have created a Meetup you can RSVP to at
http://www.meetup.com/Central-Ohio-Python-Users-Group/calendar/11655071/
:

Michael Yanovich and Brian Kennedy will be presenting to the club on
the programming language Python. Michael will be demonstrating the
basics of building a Python program, beginning with a Hello World in
the interpreter and moving over to building Hello World as a
stand-a-lone file. Then, he'll cover functions, documentation, and
linking files together. Then, Brian will be demonstrating how to use
Python to solve problems for class, work, and research as well as
teaching the basic use of some powerful scientific and mathematical
tools collected in the SciPy module.

To do a little background reading on the Python language read the
excellent, free book Dive in to Python at:

http://diveintopython.org/

You can learn about SciPy, the modules to help do mathematical and
scientific work in Python, at:

http://scipy.org/Getting_Started

Install Python and try out some examples before the meeting to get the
biggest bang for your learning buck:

http://diveintopython.org/installing_python/index.html


Also, don't forget the regular COhPy meeting coming up a week from
Monday on October 26 at 6:30pm at TechColumbus.

See you there!
Eric


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