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Introduction to Python - NPT (2 days course) (LAS_04)

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Newport

NP10 8XG

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Introduction to Coding and Graphics in Python - ONS/GSS

This is a two-days classroom taught course that introduces participants to coding in Python. The Introduction to coding course aims to introduce the Python syntax and several of the in-built features of Python, as well as how to structure a program in Python. The course also teaches participants how to take an existing code base, and understand and adapt what it does.The Graphics course aims to introduce participants to simple plots, and to explore how to produce graphics in Python.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be able to create a python program and run it, assessing output
  • understand python code written by others
  • describe and use built in mathematical and string operations
  • read data from files into pandas data tables
  • manipulate tables
  • write pandas data tables to files
  • perform summary functions on whole datasets and groupings
  • combine pandas data tables
  • develop control structures and conditional statements
  • understand usage of modules and where to find more
  • create simple graphs using seaborn and pandas, with customisation through matplotlib
  • be able to write their own functions for re-use
  • understand how to produce histograms, bar charts and scatter plots;
  • be able to explore data using graphics in R; and
  • understand how to customise graphical outputs.

Method of Delivery

This is a two days taught session, at the London, Newport and Titchfield ONS sites.

Target audience

This is aimed at any staff from across the ONS/GSS, who are keen to learn to programme using Python.

Event Length: Two days

Cost and pre-requisites:

This course is currently free to ONS staff. For Government staff who are external to ONS, the course fee is £206 for both days. There are no pre-requisites for this course; no knowledge of Python is assumed.

For GSS members only: if you wish to pay via Purchace Order could you please provide us an electronic copy of the Purchace Order in order to use that in the invoice.

Learning Academy will contact you regarding payments.

This course will require to have your laptop. If you don't have a work laptop please feel free to bring your home laptop. If you don't own one or you don't wish to bring it please contact Learning Academy that can offer you one for the course.


*IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL YOUR PLACE WITHIN 7 WORKING DAYS OF THE COURSE TAKING PLACE, YOUR BUSINESS AREA WILL BE CHARGED £100*

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