A shortened link to this page is vanderbi.lt/py.
DiSC Python lessons are provided by the Digital Scholarship and Communications Office (DiSC) of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University. The DiSC office provides regular lessons for Python beginners with a variety of followup intermediate and advanced lessons. There is no cost associated with the lessons.
The beginners lessons generally cycle twice per semester. See the schedule below for session details. Advance registration and a Zoom login are required to attend the live working sessions. To register, go to the link at the schedule below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Each lesson includes of a series of videos with a practice Jupyter notebook and homework assignments. The live Zoom working sessions are not class sessions. Rather, they provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions about the lesson videos and homework, or to work on the homework with assistance.
The lessons are part of a free, online learning system called CodeGraf. You are welcome to work through these lessons or any of the other lesson modules available in CodeGraf on your own at any time (no registration required). To explore all of the lesson modules that are available, visit the CodeGraf landing page.
Second cycle: Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central (US) Time
|Working session date||Lesson||Topic||Web page|
|Mar 18||1||Introduction / Installation troubleshooting||terminology (18 min) / programming environments (50 min) / installation videos (27 min)|
|Mar 25||2||Programming basics||lesson videos (67 min)|
|Apr 1||3||Code libraries||lesson videos (34 min)|
|Apr 8||4||List and dictionary objects||lesson videos (32 min)|
|Apr 15||5||Loops||lesson videos (33 min lessons, 61 min including demos)|
|Apr 22||6||Conditional execution||lesson videos (44 min)|
Here’s a page of Python resources
O’Reilly for Higher Education books and videos (Vanderbilt sign-in required)
Data Science Institute (DSI) https://www.vanderbilt.edu/datascience/
Digital Humanities (DH) Center https://www.vanderbilt.edu/digitalhumanities/
Questions? contact Steve Baskauf
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