This is the website for the Center for Data Science’s Python programming courses for data scientists. At the moment there are four courses being taught during the Fall/Spring semesters.

The goal of these courses is to teach data scienctists how to use computers more effectively to make their research easier. We avoid a lot of the theory that is taught in introductory computer science classes in favor of covering more of the practical side of programming that is necessary for conducting research. In other words, the purpose of these courses is to teach you how to drive the car, not prepare you to be a mechanic.

These courses actively integrate with Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry.