IS&T SCV Tutorial - Introduction to Python for Non-programmers, Part One

10:00 am on Monday, February 4, 2013
12:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2013
This tutorial includes a brief introduction to basic programming in Python, including basic types (Integer, Float, String, and Boolean), if-statements, functions, lists, dictionaries, loops, and modules. This is an introduction to the essential features of Python AND basic concepts in programming. We’ll do some interactive tasks, for example implementing a vector dot-product. After this tutorial you’ll be ready to explore all the amazing modules Python has to offer. While we will be working on the Linux cluster, this tutorial does not require any prior experience. We recommend taking the Introduction to Linux tutorial, but we will help you get through the few steps that require experience using Linux and the command line interface. This first tutorial will cover roughly half of the material. Remember to sign up for both sessions to complete the tutorial. This first part of this tutorial is offered twice. You can attend either of the sessions for each part.