Ocean Tracking Network and ACENET: Introduction to Python

Wed, Feb 21, 2024 1:00pm - Wed, Mar 6, 2024 4:00pm

Status: Completed

Introductory workshop in Python using Software Carpentry materials.

Join ACENET and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) in our Introduction to Python workshop series. Over three weeks, we will explore data analysis and visualization with Python, based on the Software Carpentry Lessons. Each week will build off the last – if you miss a week, check out the previous link to follow along!

No previous coding experience necessary.

We will start with basic Python syntax and the Jupyter notebook interface. Then, we’ll teach you how to import CSV files using the Pandas package to manipulate and summarize data frames, and cover a brief introduction to plotting. The last lesson demonstrates how to work with databases directly from Python.

Be sure to come prepared and have the appropriate software and data files downloaded. You will need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. The setup instructions will be sent out on Monday before the first session of the workshop.

These sessions will be held online.

This workshop will take place on:

Wednesday, February 21st, 1:00 - 4:00 (Atlantic)

Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 (Atlantic)

Wednesday, March 6th, 1:00 - 4:00 (Atlantic)

Additional details.

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).