Lesson 2: Data Handling with Python
Python and the necessary libraries is already installed on all ANU information commons computers. If you want to do this pre-lab at home, you will need to install the software on your computer. Installation instructions are given in the reference guide below.
Reference Guide for Python Data Handling
If you have programmed before, particularly in Python, you may want to skip directly to the third video.
Video 1: Introduction to Python Programming
This video was made using the older "Enthough Python Distribution". Using the more modern "Enthought Canopy", just start up the canopy program, click on "Editor" and "Create new file".
Video 2: Reloading a program and finding bugs in it.
Video 3: Loading the pylab packages and plotting some data
This video shows you how to load the pylab package and use it to plot some data. Note that in Canopy, you set the working directory as described in the python reference notes above - otherwise it won't find the data.
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