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Computational Programming with Python (NUMA01F)

Summer 2023, 7.5 ECTS

– Published 19 June 2023


The aim of the course is to give an introduction to computational programming in Python for students without any previous programming knowledge. There is a strong orientation towards computational mathematics. Python is a modern scripting language with ties to Scientific Computing due to powerful scientific libraries like SciPy, NumPy and Matplotlib. The course covers elementary programming concepts (arithmetic expressions, for-loops, logical expressions, if-statements, functions, and classes) that are closely connected to mathematical/technical problems and examples, as well as mathematical manipulations and problem-solving (e.g. setting up matrices, solving linear problems, solving differential equations, finding roots).

Students with prior programming experience in other programming languages could also consider the COMPUTE course "Scientific Computing with Python and Fortran".

For more information, please check the course's CANVAS page.


  • Standard desktop computer/laptop with internet connection
  • Python installation 3.8 or better
  • It is typically not possible to admit MSc students to COMPUTE courses.

Course literature

Führer, Solem, Verdier: Scientific Computing with Python (2nd Ed.), Packt Publishing, 2021, ISBN 9781838822323


The course will run from 19 June to 1 September 2023.


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