Thread: IRIS WEBINAR: A Taste of Python and its Capabilities - 4/30, 2 PM Eastern

Started: 2015-04-23 14:52:35
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Please register for A Taste of Python and its Capabilities on April 30, 2015 2:00 PM EDT at:

Presenter: Emily Wolin, Northwestern University

Abstract: Are you sick of processing your seismic data with a pile of ancient Fortran code precariously duct-taped together with some shell scripts? Did you gaze with envy at the beautiful plots on your neighbor's AGU poster? Do you constantly find yourself wishing you had an easy way to interactively explore and visualize your seismic data, but don't want to shell out the big bucks for costly software packages? Do you want to write code that is powerful, but easy to understand, modify, and share? If so, Python is the programming language for you!

We'll start with a basic introduction to the features of Python that distinguish it from other languages commonly used in the seismology community. We'll explore a familiar seismological example of object orientation and learn some of Python's distinctive syntax. You'll learn how to import modules and how to define your own functions, classes, and modules. Simple exercises will showcase commonly-used scientific and mathematical modules such as NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib. Finally, you'll see some examples from the powerful ObsPy seismology module, which will be the subject of another upcoming IRIS webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to attend. Please note that the webinar software limits attendance to 100 participants; join the webinar early in case it is oversubscribed. Recordings are typically posted shortly afterwards at:
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