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NEW SERVER - 11.9.2020 ... Retiring, March 2020 - sorry, you have missed our final public course.
The Coronavirus situation has lead us to suspend public training - which was on the cards anyway, with no plans to resume

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Happily continuing private consultancy / programming work
 

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Introduction to Python (module Y101) What is Python?. Running Python from the command line. Running Python from a file - "Hello Python World". Obtaining and installing Python. Downloading from www.python.org. Downloading from ActiveState. Downloading from Plone. Python versions. What is Python good for?. Where did the Python name come from?. Other resources.
Python - Fundamentals (module Y102) Variables, assignments and data types. Variables. Data Types. Strings. Operators, expressions and delimiters. Delimiters. Coercion and conversion. Screen output, keyboard input. The print statement. keyboard input. Commenting your program. The #! line.
Conditionals and Loops (module Y103) Conditional statement - if. blocks in Python. else and elif. Conditions, and what is truth. The while loop. break and continue; else clauses. Shorthand operators.
Python - using functions, objects and modules. (module Y200) Built in functions. Passing parameters in and out. Methods on built in data types. Loading modules - from v import. Calling functions and methods from modules. Learning about methods in a standard module. A caution on globals and statics.
Lists and Tuples (module Y104) Why do we have collections?. Lists. The for loop. Tuples. Working with lists and tuples. More ways to reference elements of a list or tuple. copying a list. Concatenating and repeating lists and tuples. Comparing lists and the in operator. converting to a list or tuple. A real live program. Lists of lists.
Dictionaries (module Y107) Why do we need dictionaries?. Defining and using a dictionary. Hashing and Sorting. Checking whether an itemÕs in a dictionary. Using other objects as dictionary keys.
Functions, Modules and Packages (module Y105) Why use functions. A first function. A first module. More flexibility in calling functions. Doc strings and function attributes. Defining your own attributes. Variable scope. Advanced function capabilities and recent additions. Lambda example. Generator Example. Recursion. Built-in modules.
Object Orientation: Individual Objects (module Q906) A History. Unstructured Code. Subroutines, functions, procedures. Structured Programming. Object Oriented Programming. A note on political, or religious issues. Introduction to OO Programming. Classes. Methods. Static and Nonstatic. Instances. Constructors. Destructors. Overloading. Accessing members of a class. Loading. Use. Direct access to variables. Testing. Encouraging class use.
Object Oriented Python (module Y106) What is Object Orientation and why use it?. Using Python objects. Creating your own classes in Python. Method and variable naming standards. Including a test harness in your class definition.
Object Orientation: Composite Objects (module Q909) Revision. Inheritance. Base classes and subclasses. What's inherited?. Overriding. Abstract classes. Polymorphism. Inheritance structure. Multiple Inheritance. Class structure. Hierarchy. Visibility. Designing Objects.
Objects - Intermediate (module Y112) A first example of inheritance in Python. A further example. Classic and new-style classes. Attributes and properties. Finding out about the class of an object. Overloading operators. A practical example of overloading operators.
Object Orientation: Design Patterns (module Q908) What are design patterns? Attributes, properties and accessors. Factory methods, Comparators, etc. Operator Overloading. Printing and serialising. Utility classes.
Object Orientation: Design Techniques (module Q907) OO Design - some basics. Start with a good understanding of OO. And also a good understanding of the buzz words and design cycle.. Informal Techniques. Micro or Macro?. Specifying classes and methods. Specifying extended classes. Clusters of classes. Generalise it out. Programming and method standards. Formal Methods. Unified Modelling Language (UML). Views. Diagrams. Model Elements. UML Summary. Tools. Project management and design issues.
Applying OO design techniques and best practise (module Y116) Review of OO design techniques. Review of OO facilities in Python. Naming conventions in Python. How to arrange your classes, modules and packages. Documentation and code control.
Additional Python Facilities (module Y115) Is Python compiled or interpreted?. Regular expressions in Python. Elements of a Python-style regular expression. Anchors (Assertions). Literal characters. Character groups. Counts. Alternation. Grouping. Modifiers. Some examples. Methods available on Python regular expressions. Some more examples and features of regular expressions. Some popular regular expressions. Running Python and system commands from within. Handling dates and times in Python. Pickling and shelving. Accessing the environment from Python. Talking to SQL databases from Python.
String Handling (module Y108) Defining strings. Raw strings. Strings as sequences. Strings methods. Finding available methods, and documentation. Splitting and joining strings. Finding out what methods are available. Formatting strings in Python.
Exceptions (module Y109) What is an exception?. Using try and except. Types of exceptions. Running mandatory cleanup code. Raising an exception. Practical examples - exceptions in use. Simple application - generate a list of prime numbers. Code testing and optimisation.
File Handling (module Y110) Opening and reading from files. Writing files. File system Checks. Reading a web page.
Python 3 - What is new, what's changed and why (module Y300) Introduction. Why Python 3? Print as a function. Input changes. Range and other iterators (map, etc). nonlocal (compared to global). New style classes. Strings, bytes, unicode and string formatting. Exceptions. Other changes. A note on Decorators. Versions 2.6 and 2.7 3.0 to 3.3 and 2to3. A Strategy for upgrade.
numpy, scipy and matplotlib (module Y118) Introduction to numpy, scipy and matplotib. Sourcing and installing numpy. Data type wrappers - how and why. N-Dimensional array objects. Saving and loading - files, databases and broadcasting. Matrix Manipulation. Sourcing and installing scipy. Linear Algebra and Fourier Transform. Random Number capabilities. Numerical Integration. Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Sourcing and installing matplotlib. First steps in data graphing with matplotlib. Tuning your graphs. Multiple plots, graphs, axes and more. Pie, Polar, Histogram, Scatter plots, etc. The artist around the graph. Using matplotlib with numpy. Using matplotlib with wxpython.
More on Collections and Sequences (module Y111) Complex Structures. Assignments, shallow and deep copies. Further operations on lists. Sorting a list - natural order and user sorts.
Code testing, patterns, profiles and optimisation. (module Y212) Decorators. Static Methods. Factories and Comparators. Unittest and Doctest. The Profiler.
Optimising Python (module Y305) The timeit Module. Optimizing Regular Expressions and Strings. Optimizing Dictionary Lookups and List Operations. Caching and saving recalculations within Python classes. Building Tuned Pythons.

TUTOR and COURSE AUTHOR
Graham Ellis - graham@wellho.net [email]  [about Graham]
VENUE
Melksham, Wiltshire , England. A taxi transfer can be arranged if you'll be arriving by air from United States. Private Courses can be arranged on site in your country.
Public courses run at Well House Manor - our own purpose fitted training centre and business hotel / conference centre in Melksham.
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PRICE
1 student   2 students   3 students   For 4 or more students
from the same company,
please consider a private course.
 With hotel room
$4930.00
($5916.00 inc VAT) or
£3010.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
Without room
$4050.00
($4860.00 inc VAT) or
£2450.00 (No VAT from 1.2019) 
 With hotel rooms
$9810.00
($11772.00 inc VAT) or
£5970.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
Without rooms
$8050.00
($9660.00 inc VAT) or
£4850.00 (No VAT from 1.2019) 
 With hotel rooms
$14690.00
($17628.00 inc VAT) or
£8930.00 (No VAT from 1.2019)
Without rooms
$12050.00
($14460.00 inc VAT) or
£7250.00 (No VAT from 1.2019) 
 
Notes:
• Multiple discount applies to bookings for second and subsequent delegates on the same running of a course, and on same order.
• Hotel rooms are available for arrival the night before the course starts, for departure after the end of the course on the last day.
FOLLOW UPS
We offer further customer training or public courses that may be applicable for some or all of your trainees

Upon completion of your course, you'll have online access to the source code of all the examples from the course, and you'll have access to the "Ask the Tutor" forum where you can raise questions. We also encourage you to email the tutor, and to visit us again to use our library as appropriate.

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