The Python Working Group is a working group of the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The purpose of the group is twofold: to help beginning participants get started using Python, and to help existing Python users solve practical problems.
The group meets weekly throughout the semester. Each session is composed of two parts: an introductory session (12:10-1:00 PM) focused on helping new users, and a free-format second hour (1:00-2:00 PM) where participants can work on particular problems they are facing. Participants in the first hour are welcome to stay for the second hour to get additional help with the new concepts that have been introduced. Participants are also welcomd to arrive at the meeting at the start of the second hour if they just want to workshop a problem that they are having.
The Working Group meets in the Eskind Training Room (Room 010 in the basement of the Eskind Biomedical Library). To get there, walk past the circulation desk and veer to the left. Take the elevators or stair down one floor, then turn right when you come out.
First cycle: Tuesdays from 12:10 to 2:00 PM (Intro: 12:10 to 1:00 PM, Workshop: 1:00 to 2:00 PM)
|Jan 15||1||Getting started||intro / install Python / install Thonny / install editor|
|Jan 22||2||Python scripting basics||lesson webpage|
|Jan 29||3||Object-oriented Python||lesson webpage|
|Feb 5||4||Using data structures||lesson webpage|
|Feb 12||5||Input and output||lesson webpage|
|Feb 19||6||Practical problem solving||lesson webpage|
Second cycle: Fridays from 12:10 to 2:00 PM (Intro: 12:10 to 1:00 PM, Workshop: 1:00 to 2:00 PM)
|Mar 15||1||Getting started||intro / install Python / install Thonny / install editor|
|Mar 22||2||Python scripting basics||lesson webpage|
|Mar 29||3||Object-oriented Python||lesson webpage|
|Apr 5||4||Using data structures||lesson webpage|
|Apr 12||5||Input and output from files||lesson webpage|
|Apr 19||6||Interacting with the Internet||lesson webpage|
Here’s a page of Python resources