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Study scientific computing with NCAS

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a world leading research centre funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

This Introduction to Scientific Computing (ISC) course covers the skills needed to start using Linux (bash shell) and Python in environmental science research. The course is designed for complete beginners to Linux and Python as well as those who have used them a little and wish to further their knowledge. Some prerequisite Python knowledge is necessary to study the “Python programming – working with data” module.

The course is taught as a series of hands-on, virtual workshops. Students may register for the whole course as a package, or individual modules to suit their own learning needs.

We aim to equip students with fundamental knowledge and build the skills that are essential for almost all researchers in modern scientific disciplines. Each topic will be introduced and students will then apply their learning by working through practical exercises, supported by the trainers. The course is highly interactive – students are encouraged to ask questions and request support as needed.

The course will also provide you with the necessary experience to attend our Data Analysis Tools course. The Linux module is useful preparation for attending our JASMIN workshops.


Introduction to the Bash Shell - Unix/Linux (Online): October 30th 2023

Introduction to Python programming (NCAS Headquarters, University of Leeds): November 13th-15th 2023

Python programming, working with data & Git/GitHub (NCAS Headquarters, University of Leeds): November 15th – 17th 2023

For more details and to apply, click here.