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Software Carpentry - Bash, Git, and Python

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Date: May 22nd and 23rd, 2019
8:30am to 4:00pm both days
Summer 2019
Newman Library 207A
Presented By: 
University Libraries
Jonathan Bradley, Chreston Miller, and Ginny 

If anyone would like to attend online, please contact Annette Bailey ( 

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 for using the Python programming language, 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. By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use: The Unix Shell -Files and directories -History and tab completion -Pipes and redirection -Looping over files -Creating and running shell scripts -Finding things Version Control with Git -Creating a repository -Recording changes to files: add, commit, ... -Viewing changes: status, diff, ... -Ignoring files -Working on the web: clone, pull, push, ... -Resolving conflicts -Open licenses -Where to host work, and why Programming in Python -Using libraries -Working with arrays -Reading and plotting data -Creating and using functions -Loops and conditionals -Defensive programming -Using Python from the command line