Learn to Program: Python at UNE Online

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Learn about the fundamental concepts in programming using Python and apply them to analyse a sample research dataset.

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This course runs over two days. You must attend both days to complete the course.

Part 1: Wednesday 8th December, 2021, 9am-12pm

Part 2: Thursday 9th December, 2021, 9am-12pm

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you’d expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research.

Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation.

You’ll learn:

  • Introduction to the JupyterLab interface for programming
  • Basic syntax and data types in Python
  • How to load external data into Python
  • Creating functions (FUNCTIONS)
  • Repeating actions and anylsing multiple data sets (LOOPS)
  • Ways to visualise data in Python


No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course.

We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found here.

For more information about prerequisites and programming pathways for this course, please visit the course page on our website.

The Intersect approach to training

At Intersect, we deliver hands-on courses that targets the day-to-day software and technology problems that researchers face.

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Intersect is a pivotal part of Australian research landscape
We provide robust, innovative services and collaborative technology to support world-class research at our member organisations and in the wider research community

Intersect delivers data storage, compute and analysis platforms, custom engineering, expert consulting and training programs to thousands of researchers every year

Intersect works closely with the ARDC (Australian Research Data Commons) built from ANDS, Nectar, and RDS

Intersect is a member of the Software Carpentry Foundation, the NCI (National Computational Infrastructure) and the AAF (Australian Access Federation)

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