Lecturer: Norman Gray
Institution: Glasgow
Hours Equivalent Credit: 2 full days

Course Summary
Many researchers need to write (computer) code of some type or other, though typically as an auxiliary activity – researchers should not turn into ‘programmers’. It is useful for researchers to do that part of their work effectively, now and in the (transferrable) future.  The Software Carpentry course (SWC) aims to instil pragmatic good practice in scientists.

The course covers effective use of the Unix shell and configuration management tools, code testing, and software revision control tools. This is not a programming course, as such, and there are no prior requirements, but a very basic familiarity with Python would probably be useful for some parts of the course.

This will be a face to face course taking place at the University of Glasgow on 7th and 14th February 2020.