Processing Language with Python

Bart Desmet
Target group
Postgraduate CALM

About Processing Language with Python

This course offers an introduction to programming with Python. It does not require prior knowledge about programming. The focus is on automatic text processing. Covered topics include:

  • basic concepts of programming: variables, operators, assignment, data types
  • control structures: conditions, loops, recursion
  • using and writing functions
  • working with files and directories
  • using external libraries, especially those developed for text analysis
  • anatomy of a computer program
  • calling scripts in a command line environment
  • documentation and error handling