Python is an excellent language for just about anything! This semester we will focus on Python for Data Analysis, with a heavy emphasis on ipython, numpy, pandas, and matplotlib. The best way to learn a new language or technique is practice, so please bring a laptop and come prepared to do some examples (not mandatory). This first session will cover the basics of the Python language. No prior experience with Python is necessary, but a familiarity with programming will be assumed.
We will be using the Enthought development environment, CANOPY. Here are some installation instructions.
Hope you can join me this semester while we explore how to slice, reshape, clean, scrape, and visualize data.
We are meeting in room 215 of the TLC building. Please see map for exact locatioin. If you driving, I would park at the Euclid Autopark.