Programming in Python
- Friday 16 June 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023
- The trainig consists of three sessions on 16th, 23th and 30th June, 09:30-13:00.
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
- Vossius Room
This course offers a basic and accessible introduction to programming in Python, aimed specifically at researchers and teachers without prior coding skills. Due to limited capacity, we can only offer this course to staff affiliated with Leiden University. You can find a link to the registration form at the bottom of this page.
During three interactive weeks, this course will explain the core principles of programming using Python, including topics such as variables, data types and conditional execution (e.g., if X, then Y). You will be able to perform basic calculations, manipulate text and read from and write to files.
The course consists of three sessions on 16th, 23th and 30th June; the sessions will last 3 hours 09:30-13:00.
For more information on the contents of the course, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you'll learn
- Using Jupyter notebooks
- Variables and data types
- Conditional and repeated execution of code
- Lists and dictionaries
- Working with String
- Functions, modules and packages
- Working with files and folders
- Regular expressions
The course consists of three sessions of three and a half hours each. Participants are also requested to do some background reading and to carry out simple coding tasks as homework. The total workload is estimated at about 20 hours.
Approximately two weeks before the start all registered participants will receive practical instructions on how to prepare for the course.