[python-uk] [nzpug] edX Using Python for Research

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Fri May 19 19:52:25 EDT 2017

FYI: a training course which may be of interest:-

Using Python for Research, Harvard

This course bridges the gap between introductory and advanced courses in 
Python. While there are many excellent introductory Python courses 
available, most typically do not go deep enough for you to apply your 
Python skills to research projects. In this course, after first 
reviewing the basics of Python 3, we learn about tools commonly used in 
research settings.

Using a combination of a guided introduction and more independent 
in-depth exploration, you will get to practice your new Python skills 
with various case studies chosen for their scientific breadth and their 
coverage of different Python features.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Python Basics
Review of basic Python 3 language concepts and syntax.

Week 2: Python Research Tools
Introduction to Python modules commonly used in scientific computation, 
such as NumPy.

Weeks 3 & 4: Case Studies
This collection of six case studies from different disciplines provides 
opportunities to practice Python research skills.


Disclaimer: I have not attempted this course. I use the edX platform for 
my own training and as a trainer.


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