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Introduction to Scientific Computing

The Introduction to Scientific Computing (ISC) course covers the skills needed to start using Linux and Python in environmental science research.

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Caption: click on the image above to watch a short video about the introduction to scientific computing course. 

We aim to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills that are essential for almost all researchers in modern scientific disciplines. Participants will learn how to use basic scripting to transfer and manage data, write modular code for automating repetitive tasks, use Python to handle/visualise scientific data and use version control systems to capture and manage their workflows effectively.

Students will the learn the basics of:

  • Algorithmic thinking and working in the Linux Shell
  • Python programming
  • Reading, writing and visualing scientific data with Python
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks
  • Version control with Git and GitHub

The course will provide:

  • Essential knowledge so that students can begin programming as part of their research/work
  • Experience to enable attendance at other technical courses

The course will run virtually over 5 days - between 22nd and 26th November 2021. 

Find out more information and apply here.

Members of the CEDA team run this course with our partner institute - National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). 

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