Python Foundations for Scientists and Engineers
Track Data Analysis Track, Machine Learning Track, Managerial Track
Gain hands-on coding experience and foundational knowledge of how use Python and key scientific Python libraries for data processing, analysis, and visualization.
Python Foundations for Scientists and Engineers provides people with prior coding experience with the foundational knowledge needed to use Python and key scientific Python libraries for data processing, analysis, and Visualization.
This course uses a combination of lecture, live coding, and hands-on exercises to teach you basic skills and give you a chance to cement them with practice. If you program in another language, this class will help you transition to using Python.
If you already know some Python, but are mostly self-taught, this course will help fill in the gaps in your knowledge.
Experience with Python is helpful (but not required). However, prior programming experience in some other language (e.g., C/C++, FORTRAN, Java, MATLAB, R, etc.) is expected. In particular, participants need to be comfortable with general programming concepts like variables, loops, and functions.
Introduction – Python, IPython, Jupyter
Base Data Types – Integers, Floats, Complex, Booleans, Strings
Container Data Types – Lists, Tuples, Sets, Dictionaries
Control Statements & Files – If, While, For
Functions & Modules – Def, Import
Object-Oriented Python – Classes, Attributes, Methods
Matplotlib – Line, Scatter, Images, Histograms
NumPy – Arrays, Calculations, Indexing
Pandas I – Series, DataFrames
Pandas II – Visualization, Missing Data, Computations
Enthought instructors have advanced degrees in scientific fields such as physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics, and all have extensive experience through research and consulting in applying Python to solve complex problems across a range of industries, allowing them to bring their real world experience to the classroom every day.
matplotlib, numpy, pandas
Download the syllabus for this course here.
Our Scientific Python Experts
Enthought Academy instructors are scientists and engineers themselves and have deep knowledge and understanding of the strategies and technologies covered in each track, and extensive practical experience applying Python to solve complex challenges across a range of science-based industries.
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