Python for Research

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 09:30 to 12:30

This workshop is an introduction to data structures (DataFrames using the pandas library) and visualisation (using the matplotlib library) in Python. The targeted audience for this workshop is researchers who are already familiar with the basic concepts in programming such as loops, functions, and conditionals. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (

You will learn: 

  • Introduction to Libraries and Built-in Functions in Python
  • Introduction to DataFrames using the pandas library
  • Reading and writing data in DataFrames
  • Selecting values in DataFrames
  • Quick introduction to Plotting using the matplotlib library


Learn to Program: Python or any of the Learn to Program: R, Learn to Program: MATLAB or Learn to Program: Julia, needed to attend this course. If you already have some experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: Python course to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course.

Additional courses: are being offered by UNSW throughout the year. The training calendar and free online resources are available on the Research Technology Training website. 

UNSW researchers are also permitted to attend Intersect-run courses at any of the Intersect member institutions (click here to view the courses on offer). Recordings of Intersect webinars can also be found here.

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Mrs Doris Margarita Harrison

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