Learning Objectives#

Introducing Python#

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand and use variables

  • work with common Python data types like integers, floats, strings, characters, lists, dictionaries, as well as pandas DataFrames

  • use basic flow control, including for loops and conditionals

  • read data from text files

  • obtain basic summary statistics from data files

  • manipulate and extract data from pandas DataFrames

  • write Python code according to standard style guidelines