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Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 | 17:00 | Economics Discovery Hub

Introduction to Python

Wednesdays 18:00 - 20:00 
Starting date: 13 February 2019
Finishing date: 27 February 2019
Duration: 3 lessons
Course instructor: Pablo Maldonado

The python course met all my expectations and served as a good starting point to create my own application.

Tomáš, course participant, Fall 2018

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Ever wanted to learn Python but didn’t find enough motivation from throw-away academic problems? In this course we will introduce you to Python and object oriented programming in general.

Prerequisites:

  • Some experience with scripting languages would be helpful, but not essential.
  • Basics of probability, linear algebra and calculus are recommended, to better profit from the applications we will discuss.
  • Download and install the Anaconda Python distribution (version 3.7)

Lectures:

  • Overview of the language and syntax.
  • Numpy, scipy, matplotlib essentials.
  • Object-oriented programming. 
  • Collecting information from the web: scraping.

Participants who attend at least 75% of the sessions can claim a Certificate of Attendance issued by CERGE-EI.

About the facilitator:

Pablo Maldonado
Pablo earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the Universite Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie in France.  He is currently a data science consultant and lecturer at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Previously, he worked for O2 Czech Republic and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a data scientist, and lectured in two Mexican universities. In his spare time, Pablo enjoys cooking and improving his salsa and drumming skills.

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