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Cardiff University Python Workshop


Please bring your laptop to the workshop!

The scope of the workshop is not to give a complete introduction to Python, but instead to make you familiar with the basics of Python, numerical analysis, plotting, and Astronomy packages, so that you can directly use it in your work/research, and hopefully learn more! The functionality is presented in such a way that beginners in Python should be able to follow, but please ensure that you have a functional Python distribution installed prior to the workshop.


Time Topic
10:00am Why use Python?
10:30am Python installation clinic
11:00am Introduction to Scientific Python
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Python in Astronomy (hands-on)
3:00pm Coffee
5:00pm Pub!


This workshop makes use of the template developed for the Practical Python for Astronomers workshop at, which was developed by Tom Aldcroft, Tom Robitaille, Brian Refsdal, Gus Muench and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory creation.

Authors:Thomas Robitaille
Copyright:2013 Thomas Robitaille
Copyright: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under terms of CC Attribution 3.0 Creative Commons