Dana Andrus


Learning to Program With Python 20130905
Allston, MA 02134


Cambridge, MAUSA 02138

Member since:

November 22, 2013


I tool the Edx class in python this past spring. I found it more difficult than I thought it would be. Basically I'm not sure how I can apply any of it. So I've been going to Boston Python meetings to see areas to explore.

Do you have any prior programming experience?

I took a class in computer architecture (Nicholas Negroponte's) back in the 1970s in which we used FORTRAN

Is this a departure from your comfort range, in terms of subject matter?

Yes, but I do have a technical background (civil engineering at MIT). I also edit technical text (mostly economics but also some computer science, engineering, and medical texts). My area of comfort is art historical research. I studied art history prior to civil engineering and subsequently, so I have a number of papers I mean to bring up to date in terms of more recent relevant literature in order to publish them. So maybe mining a library database would be a consideration for applying python programming.

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I liked getting some basics that were not covered in the Edx class.

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  • Julian Eden

    Learning to Program With Python

    Hi Dana! FYI, the class doesn't delve too much into applications, although there are definitely people in attendance who would happily talk to you about applications. But the class will help you get a strong understanding of how to use python, that I can promise.

    Nov 22, 2013 8:59 PM
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