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Introductory Python workshop set for Friday, Nov. 8
November 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am
This workshop will introduce the use of Python and associated libraries as a tool for analyzing and managing data. This is an introductory workshop — no previous experience with Python is needed. The workshop will be an introduction to some of the main elements of the Python language, with an emphasis on data structures and data manipulation. We will discuss approaches to reading and writing data from and to files. The workshop will include examples of data analyses using Python from several fields of research. This is not a systematic introduction but will cover basic Python concepts in the context of working example programs. The workshop will be held in a computing lab. Participants will have access to Python on the lab computers during the workshop and will have the opportunity to work with provided examples. Some experience with Excel, a statistical package, Matlab or other mathematical software will help but is not absolutely required. There are plans to follow up this workshop in the winter with additional Python workshops on topics including statistical modeling and graphics. This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) and Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC). NOTE: THERE IS NO SPACE LEFT IN THIS WORKSHOP. IF YOU FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM, YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST AND CONTACTED IF SPACE OPENS. There is no fee to attend. Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: Duderstadt Center 3358, Windows Training rooms 1 and 2