Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Python Course

I have been looking into Python lately, mostly with an interest in Data Science and Data Analytics. Python is a lot of fun and very powerful with access to a huge library. It has a very clean syntax which may be one of the reasons it has been gaining favor for beginning courses in computer science. So far I have not found any commercial courseware like the type available from Logical Operations and other vendors. So we are going to develop our own course! It will be based on our Introduction to Programming with Java course. We will loosely follow that topic outline using examples and practice files from Python. We will probably just use IDLE but could go with PyCharm or Anaconda or an equivalent IDE. Maybe down the road we can get into some of the neater stuff like numpy amd matplotlib, too.