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Beginners course: Python Programming for Structural Bioinformatics

Event Date: 
Thu, 2012-02-02 09:00 - Fri, 2012-02-03 17:00

 

To work efficiently and reliably with the large amount and complexity of data that typically need to be analyzed in (structural) bioinformatics, automation of workflows is a must. In some cases it is possible to find existing software packages to achieve your goal. However, often no suitable package is available for your specific tasks and development of your own piece of software is needed.

Fortunately these days you can find programming platforms with a simple syntax and which require minimal knowledge about computer technology. Python is a programming language that is perfectly suitable for scientific programming: It is simple to learn, but powerful enough even for complicated tasks. If you want to learn programming Python we offer a beginner level course:

Topics covered include the basics that you need to start writing your own python scripts, such as:

  • preparation of the programming environment
  • where to search for information
  • an introduction to Python basics, with topics like text manipulation, file handling etcetera.

The course will conclude with suggestions how to handle errors and best practices for coding and structuring your scripts.

Location:

Vilnius, Lithuania

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