This is a hands-on workshop designed to get you started analyzing data using Python and Jupyter Notebooks. We will provide a whirlwind overview of what Python is (and isn't) and why you might want to use it to look at your data. Then we'll dive into some programming basics and discuss:
- What are variables and how do I use them?
- What other data structures are available?
- Essential Python packages for data analysis (NumPy, Matplotlib, Pandas, and more) and how to import them
- The basics of visualization with Matplotlib
- How do I import my data?
No previous programming experience is required for this workshop, and computers will be provided through the Data Lab. If you already have some data that you would like to explore, there will be time to do so at the end, so please feel free to bring it along (preferably in Excel or CSV format). Sample datasets will also be provided.