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Training course: Introduction to Python for biologists

Training in the Python programming language, popular for all types of bioinformatics work
When May 23, 2016 01:00 AM to
May 27, 2016 01:00 AM
Where Loch Lomond National Park near Glasgow, Scotland
Contact Name Oliver Hooker. See
Attendees Registered applicants who have paid the course fee
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This course is being delivered by Dr Martin Jones, an expert in Python and author of two text books, Python for Biologists and Advanced Python for Biologists.

Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. This workshop is aimed at complete beginners and assumes no prior programming experience. It gives an overview of the language with an emphasis on practical problem-solving, using examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) apply the skills they have learned to tackle problems in their own research and (2) continue their Python education in a self-directed way.

Intended audience

This workshop is aimed at all researchers and technical workers with a background in biology who want to learn programming. The syllabus has been planned with complete beginners in mind; people with previous programming experience are welcome to attend as a refresher but may find the pace a bit slow.

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