NaLette Brodnax, "Introduction to Python" (IU Workshop in Methods, 2016-09-23)
Python is a widely used, general purpose programming language. This workshop will introduce the basic elements of Python that are commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Participants will also learn how to set up a "development environment" for Python on their personal computer. Computers with Python pre-loaded are also available in the SSRC on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to programming. No experience is required.
NaLette Brodnax is a data scientist and fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Joint Public Policy program administered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University. Her research interests include data science and policy analysis. As a graduate assistant for the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, she is working on a number of projects intended to expose women to technology and to support women using technology in their studies and careers.
This workshop is the first in a three-part series offered in collaboration between the Workshop in Methods and the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology. Join us for Introduction to Web Scraping with Python (September 30) and Introduction to Using APIs with Python (November 11).