Python + Poutine

The primary programming language that data soc members know is R (though certainly not the only one!), so we decided to challenge our evangelism with a tutorial from Dr Andy Evans, a senior lecturer in computational Geography from the School of Geography here in Leeds (FY maps!). Dr Evans very kindly created the front end for a tutorial on data manipulation with Python, guiding an intrepid crowd through Anaconda installation and their first steps of data processing in a new language. We were pleased to see that this was one of the larger tutorials that data soc has hosted, aided by turnout from some of Andy’s students looking for practice but also an increasingly academically diverse crowd of people curious about data science and programming – for a few, this was their first ever experience coding.

After this we went to A Nation of Shopkeepers near Leeds city centre for Poutine, as one of our founders (Karen) is Canadian and was keen for a taste of home.

Missed the session? The opening for Andy’s tutorial is available here, which then leads you into the Data Carpentry course.


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