The Python Working Group is a working group of the Digital Scholarship and Communications Office (DiSC) of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The group provides regular lessons for Python beginners and occasional special topics lessons.
The beginners lessons generally cycle twice per semester. See the schedule below for details. You are also encouraged to work through the lessons on your own. They contain practice exercises, with answers.
In the second half of the 2019 fall semester, the DiSC office is planning an intermediate-level series of lessons on APIs and web scraping using Python. See the schedule below.
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: Fridays from 1:10 to 2:00 PM
|Aug 30||1||Getting started||intro / install Python / install Thonny / install editor|
|Sep 6||2||Python scripting basics||lesson webpage|
|Sep 13||3||Object-oriented Python||lesson webpage|
|Sep 20||4||Lists and loops||lesson webpage|
|Sep 27||5||Dictionaries and JSON||lesson webpage|
|Oct 4||6||Input and output from files||lesson webpage|
|Oct 11||7||Interacting with the Internet||lesson webpage|
Second cycle: Tuesdays from 1:10 to 2:00 PM
Fridays from 1:10 to 2:00 PM
Here’s a page of Python resources
Questions? contact Steve Baskauf