Gentle hands-on introduction to Python programming

Trainer Tuur Muyldermans / Wim Vranken
BITS Courses TRAINING AT VIB

Goal

  • Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements
  • Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch

Summary

This course is organised over two full days. With the help of plenty hands-on exercises, you will get introduced into the different types of variables in python, the peculiarities of python and good programming habits. This course will provide you an ideal stepping stone for further developing programming skills in Python.

Prerequisites

Aimed for people with no programming skills whatsoever. BITS provides 15 laptops for their training sessions. Depending on the number of participants (max 20), it is possible that you have to share the laptop with one other participant but you can also choose to bring your own laptop for this training session.

As a follow-up to this training, you can register for the "Introduction to Biopython" training.

Schedule

See the TRAINING AT VIB website for a detailed schedule of this training.

Training material

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PythonPocketReference

Scientific topics Software engineering
Target audience Life Science Researchers, PhD students, post-docs, beginner bioinformaticians