This course is an introductory course in programming based on the Python programming language. It incorprates some of the best practises from professional programming environments aimed at students in scientific and technical fields.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course aims to give basic knowledge on how to write programs in Python. The course consists of the following parts:
- Python syntax: variables, data types, functions and modules.
- File management, reading, converting and writing of data.
- Baic Linux (bash).
- Version management with git.
- Object oriented programming and classes.
- Program testing with pytest.
- The libraries, numpy, pandas and matplotlib
- Decorators and iterations in python.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student shall have
Knowledge and understanding to:
- describe basic syntax, computer types and structure in Python, use logic control flows (repetitions and branching), separate code in units (functions), with the purpose of applications in problem solving.
- Use libraries to develop algorithms in code, with the purpose to calculate and present results graphically.
- Use versioning tools for backup on own computer as well as for collaboration in group, using resources on the web.
- Apply test-based development tools when writing programs.
Literature and preparations
Swedish secondary school Physics 2, Chemistry 1 and Mathematics 4 or equivalent
Basic computer skills. The labs will be carried out in classrooms with Windows-based workstations.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- DAT1 - Computer assignment, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The learning objectives are examined with E-level assignments during the computer lab. In addition, a voluntary examination with computer will be offered with problems at A-D level. For grades A-D, an approved grade on DAT1 and a voluntary examination with a computer are required.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web BB1000
Main field of study
Students are advised to use their own computer (laptop) for the course.