Introduction to scientific programming using Python
The purpose of this workshop is to guide young researchers into the world of ‘computer-speak’. Together, we will explore:
- How to set up a program development environment
- Some basics of programming
- How to load a basic excel or csv file and manipulate it
- How to perform basic statistics
- How to produce basic graphs
All by using a free, open-source programming language called Python.
Your instructor for this workshop is Andrew Curran, an academic-turned-industry -worker with experience in Neuroscience, engineering, and software development. He asks only the following to prepare:
- Install Python and (optional) an IDE (such as PyCharm, VScode, or Spyder)
- Familiarity with rudimentary programming (know what variables, looks, and Booleans are!)
- REAL DATA that you have collected in your research! Preferably in excel or csv format.