Most horrible web page every. Just a material dump right now.
Syllabus and Format Here's a
proposed syllabus . Each "topic" will likely to take 2 sessions
(maybe more for #1, maybe a bit less for some of the others). I also
propose a format where the lecturer sets their computer up and steps
through some canned, commented scripts while the group follows along
on their own machines. The canned scripts will be the main source
material and will hold fairly extensive commentary. In between
sessions we'll have optional homework assignments aimed at building
useful astronomy code. We'll spend the first few minutes of each week
reviewing a worked version as a way to recap.
Topic 0: Getting Set Up
Topic 1: Python Basics
We'll step through the basics of python: variable creation and
manipulation, control flow, the indispensible numpy module, and