WSP 364 — Introduction to Python (ICME Workshop)
Big data has changed the way we work, live, and play. Data science—developing and testing models and algorithms—helps us gain knowledge for ourselves and provide insights to others.
Introduction to Python is one of ten workshops included in Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of one-day workshops offered by the Stanford Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). Fundamentals of Data Science provides an introduction to multiple aspects of data science for those who are new to the field and those seeking to broaden their education and skills in data science. Students can sign up for one workshop, or several throughout the week. Students who complete four workshops will qualify for the Stanford ICME Fundamentals of Data Science Summer Workshops Certificate of Completion.
These workshops are not eligible for tuition discounts through Stanford Continuing Studies, but ICME offers discounts for eligible affiliates and partners. See below for details:
Stanford staff and full-time Stanford students: You may be eligible for a tuition discount if you register directly through ICME. The tuition for Stanford staff is $100 and the tuition for full-time Stanford students is $75. For more information and to register with these discounts, visit https://sto.stanfordtickets.org/icme2020/homepage.
ICME partners and affiliates qualify for a discount. If you think you qualify and have not received a discount code separately, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to register through ICME's website.
Workshop: Introduction to Python
Instructor: Leopold Cambier, PhD Student, ICME, Stanford
Introduction to Python will focus on scientific computing, data science and machine learning. More precisely, the class will cover: Python basics (variables, if/else, loops, functions), Numpy and Pandas, and Scipy and Scikit-learn. The class is designed for people with some experience programming, but no experience in Python. We will introduce each topic enough so that you can quickly start using Python for your own problems knowing what tools are most appropriate. The workshop will be interactive with many examples (that the participants can play with during the session).
Prerequisite: Basic programming knowledge (variables, if/else, loops, and function) with a language other than Python is required. Please note: Although the enrollment limit for this workshop is set to 30 Continuing Studies students, this course is designed for the entire Stanford community, and enrolled Continuing Studies students will be joined in the classroom by Stanford graduates and undergraduates. Students should expect a large class.