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Some Python books for earth scientists

Just wanted to mention two books on Python that are tailored for earth scientists. The first is my new book A Hands-On Introduction to Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can find out more at the book’s … Continue reading

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Getting a List of Files

Several weeks ago, I wrote about how dictionaries can help make your data analysis scripts simpler. As part of that post, I showed a script that looped through a list of filenames I had typed out, and noted that if … Continue reading

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Making Data Analysis Simpler With Dictionaries

While long-time Python users have a good sense of the usefulness of dictionaries, explaining why dictionaries are so useful is not so straightforward. Particularly to atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) users, who generally are not that interested in the relative … Continue reading

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First Scheduled Discussion

The first Scheduled Discussion will take place from Mon. Feb 28 to Fri. Mar 4, 2011, and will address creating curricula for atmospheric and oceanic sciences Python users. I’ll be hosting the discussion. For more information about Scheduled Discussions, and … Continue reading

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AMS 2011 Python Short Course

The previously scheduled presentations by Dean Williams and Johnny Lin at the 2011 American Meteorological Society’s Python short course are now available online. Powerpoint slides, as well as exercises, are included. Please see the course web site for links to … Continue reading

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