Python Programming Bootcamp for Scientists (The Course)
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Course Info

This course includes 1 attempt.

The course was originally created for students at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel and was taught a couple of times in a class-room till the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then it was taught once via Zoom and then it was recorded with the help of a student from the UK.

It includes a lot of presentations and questions asked by the student who was present during the recording of the videos. (She is a very clever one.) It also includes discussions about the solutions to many of the exercises given during the course.

Besides the videos you'll also get access to all the slides and all the examples.

Main Topics

  • Basic Python data structures: Numbers, Strings, Booleans
  • Complex Python data structure: Lists, Dictionaries, Sets
  • Handling I/O on the command line
  • Formatted printing
  • Loops
  • Conditionals
  • Handling files in general
  • Data formats: YAML, JSON, CSV, Excel
  • Some of the standard modules of Python
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Introduction to Testing Python programs
  • GUI development using Python Tk
  • Regular Expressions (Regexes)
  • Introduction to PyCharm
  • Using Jupyter Notebook

Science related chapters

  • Numpy
  • Pandas
  • SciPy
  • Biopython


Sample project students of this course did after taking the cours

Basic modification of Biological data frames using Pandas by Shelley Klompus



  • Python
  • Computers and Programming
  • Software

Course Material

  • Introduction
  • What to watch and in which order to watch?
  • Part 1 (27:51 min)
  • Part 2 (50:12 min)
  • Part 3 (49:29 min)
  • Part 4 (10.01 min)
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    Quiz 13 attempts allowed
  • Part 6 (1:00:37 min)
  • Part 7 (44:19 min)
  • Part 8 (55:40 min)
  • Part 9 (51:25 min)
  • Part 10 (1:18:52 min)
  • Part 11 (1:02:56 min)
  • Part 12 (51:31 min)
  • Part 13 (20:38 min)
  • Part 14 (1:01:23 min)
  • Part 15 (32:56 min)
  • Part 16 (24:13 min)
  • Part 17 (37:38 min)
  • Part 18 (1:25:42 min)
  • Part 19 (1:02:22 min)
  • Part 20 (1:08:14 min)
  • Part 21 (52:04 min)
  • Part 22 (42:42 min)
  • Part 23 (38:55 min)
  • Part 24 (16:12 min)
  • Part 25 (1:17:23 min)
  • Part 26 (58:03 min)
  • Part 27 (50:39 min)
  • Part 28 (28:01 min)
  • Part 29 (27:51 min)
  • Part 30 (1:08:29 min)
  • Part 31 (1:00:58 min)
  • Part 32 (1:31:51 min)
  • Part 33 (1:00:17 min)
  • Part 34 (1:00:34 min)
  • Part 35 (47:13 min)
  • Part 36 (35:00 min)
  • Part 37 (19:53 min)
  • Part 38 (37:04 min)
  • Part 39 (42:46 min)
  • Part 40 (1:11:05 min)
  • Part 41 (1:01:53 min)
  • Part 42 (1:02:39 min)
  • Project-1 - Shelley Klompus (31:16 min)


    • Gabor Szabo has been programming for more than 30 years in a number of languages and in various environments. He used to do DevOps before there was a name for it.

      These days he usually helps companies improve their engineering practices by providing training, introducing test automation, CI, CD. Sometimes this includes building internal web sites. Gabor also loves explaining things and provides training to his clients.

      He also has a number of websites. Each one using a different technology.

      Gabor runs the Code Maven site where he write about lots of different technologies such as Python, Golang, Jenkins, Continuous Integration, etc.

      Gabor has been writing Perl since 1995 and teaching it since 2000. He is the author of the Perl Maven site including the Perl Tutorial. He has taught web development with Perl Dancer many time including at Perl Conferences in Europe and USA. Gabor is the chief editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter.

      The Code And Talk and Pydigger sites use Python Flask.

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