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Course

Programming in Python

Date
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time
Explanation
The course consists of four sessions on 26th & 28th May and 9th & 11th June; the online sessions will last 2.5 hours 09:30-12:00 with a short break.
Address
Online

This course offers a basic and accessible introduction to programming in Python, aimed specifically at researchers and teachers without prior coding skills.

During three interactive weeks, this course will explain the core features of the Python programming language, including topics such as variables, data types and control structures. Additionally, participants will learn about the main techniques that can be used to clean, enrich, analyse and visualise data.

The course consists of four sessions on 26th & 28th May and 9th & 11th June; the online sessions will last 2.5 hours 09:30-12:00 with a short break.

For more information or to enroll, you can send an email to: cds@library.leidenuniv.nl

What you'll learn

Session 1:

  • Installing Python and running code via the command line
  • Jupyter notebooks
  • Variables and data types
  • Control structures
  • Working with String

Session 2:

  • Functions Modules and libraries
  • Regular expressions

Session 3:

  • Data acquisition via web scraping and APIs
  • Cleaning and enriching data sets

Session 4:

  • Data analysis with Pandas
  • Data visualisation with matplotlib

Workload

The course consists of four sessions of two and a half hours each. Participants are also requested to do some background reading and to carry out simple coding tasks as homework. The total workload is estimated at about 20 hours.

Approximately two weeks before the start all registered participants will receive practical instructions on how to prepare for the course.

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