UCSB Software Carpentry
Python Tuesdays - Summer 2019

Both Tuesday and Thursday sections are now full.


Software Carpentry - Plotting and Programming in Python

Section 1 Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 am


UCSB Library - Room 1312 (with a few exceptions)


Week Section 1 - Tuesdays Lesson(s)
1 Tuesday June 25
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Running and Quitting
Variables and Assignments
2 Tuesday July 2
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Data Types and Type Conversion
Built-in Functions and Help
3 Tuesday July 9
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Reading Tabular Data into DataFrames
4 Tuesday July 16
9:30-11:00 Library Collaboratory
Pandas DataFrames
5 Tuesday July 23
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
6 Tuesday July 30
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Review Weeks 1-5
7 Tuesday August 6
9:30-11:00 Library Collaboratory
For Loops
Looping over Data Sets
8 Tuesday August 13
9:30-11:00 Library Collaboratory
Writing Functions
Variable Scope
9 Tuesday August 20
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Programming Style
10 Tuesday August 27
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Review weeks 6 - 9
11 Tuesday September 3
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312
Review: Pandas Dataframes
12 Tuesday September 10
9:30-11:00 Library Room 1312


a collaborative document, that we will use in our classes:
Post Workshop Survey


UCSB Library, Classroom 1312 (with a few exceptions listed below). Get directions with OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, or the UCSB Map.


General Information:

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper Best Practices for Scientific Computing

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed on the Setup page).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email library-collaboratory@ucsb.edu for more information. To learn about future Carpentry workshops, sign up for the mailing list here. Sign in with your UCSB email and click "Join Group.".