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SciCoder Workshop

The SciCoder workshop is designed to introduce the young researcher to modern programming practices, languages, and tools as specifically applicable to scientific research. These skills will enable participants to write better code, write code faster, and leverage more tools than astronomers are typically introduced to or are aware of. An emphasis will be placed on the rich variety of open source software available (e.g. Python, SQL, R). The organizer is Demitri Muna of Ohio State University.
When 23 June 2014 06:35 AM to
27 June 2014 06:35 PM
Where New York NY USA
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Topics in the 2013 Workshop included:

Introduction to Modern Programming Tools

• Code organization / versioning

• Writing code for reuse

• Code testing

 

Programming a Modern Language

• Introduction to Python

• Data types & control structures beyond C

• Numerical programming in Python

 

Databases

• Normalizing data

• Reading & designing schemas

• SQL language introduction

• Programming with a database

• Object-relational mapping

 

Advanced Topics

• Basic object oriented concepts

• Regular expressions

• Easy code profiling & optimization

• Plotting data (introduction to R)

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