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Programming Concepts

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: IT Communications   847.491.4357

Group: Northwestern Information Technology

Category: Other, Training


New to programming? Want to learn R or Python? This workshop focuses on the fundamental concepts and terms that are shared across programming languages. Getting familiar with these ideas will help you get the most out of the Python Fundamentals and R Fundamentals bootcamps.

Things you’ll learn in this workshop:

-How filesystem paths work
-Variables: how they work
-Data types: integer, double/numeric/float, strings, boolean
-Comparisons and conditional tests
-If-then-else statements
-Functions: calling them, arguments and parameters, return values
-Interactive coding vs. scripts

Prerequisites: None.


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