[python-uk] Online python training for non-programmers

Fangohr H. H.FANGOHR at soton.ac.uk
Sun May 7 15:40:29 EDT 2017

Hi Thomas and all,

there are same teaching materials available that are used at Southampton University (and a few other places) to teach first year science and engineering students (but in particular non-computer scientists) how to program. The content is limited to functionality of Python that is useful for data analysis / modelling. The material is available as a pdf, or html, or as Jupyter Notebooks from https://www.southampton.ac.uk/~fangohr/teaching/python/book.html 

Disclaimer: I am the author.

Best wishes,


> On 7 May 2017, at 13:27, Steve - Gadget Barnes <gadgetsteve at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/05/2017 10:11, Thomas Guest wrote:
>> We have some technical staff where I work who would like to learn how to
>> use Python. These are people without a background in programming or
>> computer science, including QA engineers, medical scientists, operations
>> engineers.
>> We're on the lookout for online training material which will help them
>> learn both the language and the basics of computer science.
>> Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Thomas Guest
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> One suggestion that I would always make is to make consider a start with 
> Jupyter notebooks.
> If you would like to put together some basic python learning with 
> assessments that are targeted for the specific people or skill sets then 
> the Jupyter nbgrader, (https://github.com/jupyter/nbgrader), is well 
> worth a look as you can generate notebooks that allow students to answer 
> the assignments, in code, and mark the tests manually, automatically and 
> a mixture.
> For good, not free, books I can strongly recommend Python 101 & Python 
> 201 - both by Michael Driscoll 
> https://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/buy-the-book/ in various formats. 
> (Disclaimer: I was one of the 637 backers on the Python 201 kickstarter 
> campaign).
> -- 
> Steve (Gadget) Barnes
> Any opinions in this message are my personal opinions and do not reflect 
> those of my employer.
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