Programming for Science

So I finally got around to learning some programming. It’s a language called Python Ok, so it’s somewhere between a scripting language and a full fledged programming language. So far, its been pretty easy.

I’m using it to process and plot data from work. It’s letting me do a lot of what very expensive programs like Matlab and IDL for free. Packages I am using are SciPy, matplotlib, and various other smaller packages required by those two.

Not sure if it is something that is useful to others, but if it is, it is definitely worth checking out.

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  1. Yes, Python is a good programming language. I toyed around with it three or four years ago. I know that many in the programming world recommend learning Python as your first programming language due to its stucture and similarities to other “geek speak” languages.

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