INFX 501 - Course Information
|Python for Informatics: Exploring Information
by Dr. Charles R Severance
ISBN-10: 1492339245 | ISBN-13: 978-1492339243
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1st edition (September 2, 2013)
This book is available free from Amazon in Kindle form or about $10 in paperback. It is also availavle free in several forms including PDF and HTML at http://www.pythonlearn.com/book.php.
The assignments can be done with a used book if you want to save a few bucks.
|Python Pocket Reference
by Mark Lutz
ISBN-10: 1449357016| ISBN-13: 978-1449357016
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Fifth Edition edition (February 9, 2014)
This book sell for $10.00 or less and is available used.
While not required this book is a valuable reference particularly in later exercises. The information can also be gotten by Googling.
Note the Kindle versions and rental versions sometimes are often missing resources like Appendices and sample files, BUT we can generally work around that by me adding the materials to the Web site – so let me know if that happens.
- PDFs included in the modules
- Publicly available web sites linked in the modules
INFX 501 – Algorithmic Concepts for Information Professionals (1 Cr): Presents programming concepts in the context of information science including the concepts of the algorithm, data storage, expressions, syntax, logic, objects, commands, and events. Introduces the algorithmic manipulation of information objects, and the mindset and methods of computer programming and application development. Credit / no credit only. Prerequisite: none.
Software Required for this course:
- You will need Python installed on your computer - it is free and available for Windows, MAC and Linux. We will plan to use Python version 3.4.x.
- The course uses a text editor like Notepad++, a free source code / HTML editor which supports several programming languages. It runs under the Windows environment but there are Mac text editors like TextWrangler. Note: That INFX 503 uses the same editors.
- The MGH Windows lab computers have Python 3.4.1 installed. The Mac lab computers have Python 3.3 installed.
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