|1-5 August 2016|
|New Haven, CT|
|Workshop fee: $180|
This workshop is designed to introduce the early-career researcher to modern programming practices, languages, and tools as specifically applicable to scientific research. These skills will enable the participant to write better code, code faster, and leverage more tools than astronomers are typically introduced to or aware of. An emphasis is placed on the rich variety of open source software available.
Introduction to Python, learn how to make code reusable by creating your own Python module, transitioning to Python 3.
Introduction to Git, using GitHub, learn how to contribute code to community projects like Astropy.
Introduction to databases, database schema design, SQL, using an object-relational mapper (ORM), populating & querying databases from Python.
MODERN CODE DESIGN
Transition from writing scripts object-oriented code, creating your own application program interfaces (APIs).
Introduction to multiprocessing concepts in Python with code templates you can build on.
Learn how to create automated tests to check that your code is doing what you expect it to.
Regular expression, introduction to R, NumPy, IPython, and more!