Workshop Info

Prep Information for Python

Please follow these instructions at least one week in advance of the workshop, to allow time for interactive troubleshooting with me, your teacher. If you run into problem, please email a detailed description of your problem to Dr. Scott Feister: I will be happy to help you troubleshoot!

Required Preparation (estimated time: 3 hours).

  1. On your computer that you will use for our workshop, follow How to Use Jupyter Notebook in 2020: A Beginner’s Tutorial.
    1. Follow the tutorial all the way up until just before the section titled Sharing Your Notebooks. You can also finish the tutorial if you wish.
    2. As part of the tutorial, you will be instructed to download and install Anaconda Python 3.8 Individual Edition onto your computer. Do this as instructed. Do not follow the optional alternative given for advanced users to “use pip”. We will utilize Anaconda Python 3.8 Individual Edition in the Plot-A-Thon workshop.
  2. Send an email to to introduce yourself and share your goals for the workshop! In the email, also let me know that you’ve completed the above tutorial.


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