Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing

Practical Computing for Scientists at Stanford

Prof. Risa Wechsler writes from Stanford:

We are teaching a course at Stanford this term inspired by Software Carpentry. The course, "Practical Computing for Scientists", will be a Student Initiated Course, led by two physics undergrads (former summer research students with my group)—the course will be targeted at physics undergrads with a bit of programming experience to prepare them for summer research, but we expect participation from undergrads from other fields and some grad students and postdocs as well. I am hopeful that we will be able to keep this going as a regular student-led course with richer material as it develops. We expect that we will use some of your materials as well as some materials developed here.

The website for the course is http://physics91si.stanford.edu/, where you can find the syllabus and the preliminary handouts. We start tomorrow—it's a 10 week course. We'll be happy to keep you posted on how it all goes if you are interested.

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