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Computational Programming with Python


HT2021, 7.5 ECTS


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 refer to the course's entry in CANVAS.


Course leader: Claus Führer

Teachers: Claus Führer, Robert Klöfkorn, Malin Christersson


  • 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.


The course will start on 1 November 2021 and run until 14 February 2022


Registration closed 24th October 2021 (firm)

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