An introduction to Python programming language.  An excellent starting point for those who have never used Python before, but want to learn what it is about.

Course Content

The course will introduce how to create and use the following code structures:

  • Variables and data types
  • for- and while-loops
  • Branches
  • Functions
  • Classes

The course also covers an introduction to the Python interpreter and code documentation for easy navigation in the Python landscape.

Prerequisite

This course aims at the introduction to Python without any prior knowledge about the language.

Duration: 2-6 hours

Tools introduced

Python

Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale.

Jupyter

Jupyter (formerly Ipython) is a command shell for interactive computing for the Python programming language. It offers introspection, rich media, shell syntax, tab completion, and history. It also includes an convenient web-interface for presentations.