Python is a general purpose programming language ideal for a wide variety of research needs.
As a researcher you may waste a lot of time wrestling with software and teaching yourself programming.
This valuable time is better spent doing what you're best at — researching! The answer? Python!
Python is a general purpose programming language widely used in academia and industry for its ability to quickly automate a wide variety of tasks.
Our beginner's workshop is aimed at researchers in the Parkville precinct with no coding experience. Material covered includes:
- Data types
- Lists and dictionaries
- Conditionals (If/Else)
- For and While Loops
- Error Handling
- File I/O
- String manipulation
We also regularly hold Python meetups! Keep an eye on @resplat to get a heads up when they're happening.
All our events are FREE. To attend you must be from an AAF institution (this includes University of Melbourne and surrounding institutes).
Duration: Around twelve hours for a workshop, or a few hours for a meetup.
Format: Two days during business hours for a workshop. The meetups run in the evening after business hours.
What you need: You will need to bring your own laptop and work through the installation instructions before arriving.