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Durham University

Centre for Particle Theory

Introduction to scientific computing

8 Lectures Dr B. Pecjak

Computers are the tool of choice when solving highly complex problems as well as present- ing results of the latter. The aim of this course is to give an overview of basic computing concepts commonly used in the scientific community that enable an efficient use of re- sources as well as automation of repetitive tasks.

Outline of the course

Linux and Bash (working with a terminal)
Python (numerical tasks and data presentation)
Latex (efficient type setting for publication quality)
Working remotely and in groups (ssh and repositories)