A full-week Introductory Scientific Programming School for
Science and Engineering students who wish to advance their skills in Linux (Ubuntu) and Python Programming language.
15 – 22 January 2017
the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST)
The CHPC invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to attend the above Basic Scientific Programming Course to introduce students registered with High Education Institutions in South Africa to Linux (Ubuntu) and Python programming course.
The Introductory Scientific Programming School is aimed at final year B.Sc. or B.Eng. and postgraduate students in the fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, computer science and engineering without a prior or sound knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu) and Python programming language. The Basic programming School will run from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 January 2011 at Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HarTRAO) located west of Johannesburg (http://www.hartrao.ac.za/ ).
The course syllabus will cover:
Full 2 day on introduction to Linux (Ubuntu) on the following topics: Overview of Ubuntu Linux Desktop; Running commands and Getting Help; Browsing the file system; the bash shell; Standard I/O and Pipe; Users, Groups and Permissions; vi and vim Editor basics; the Linux Filesystem In-Depth; Advanced Topics in Users; Groups and Permissions; Printing; Introduction to String Processing; String Processing with Regular Expressions; Finding and Processing Files; and Investigating and Managing Processes. Introduction to PBS Pro and job submission at CHPC.
Full 4 days on Introduction to Python Programming on the following topics: Python basics, Python Objects, Numbers, Sequences, Dictionaries, Conditional and Loops, Files and Input/Output, Error and Exceptions.
The course is structured in such a way that students will spend all the time in computer laboratory and the course is more hands-on practical. Students will learn by doing!
Students need to have second year mathematics or applied mathematics and basic computer skills. Background of basic scientific programming skills will be an advantage.
There are no fees for successful applicants. The CHPC will cover cost for travel and accommodation of students selected to attend the school.
Should you wish to attend the CHPC Basic Scientific Programming School kindly complete this registration form.
Due to budgetary reasons, only limited places are available for suitably qualified students.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
18h00, 31 October 2016
Should you wish to become one of the participants, please
before the closing date.
Successful candidates will be notified by 02 December 2016.
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The 2016 CHPC National Meeting in East London will include specialised tutorial workshops and courses. Please see the conference web site for further information.
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