Dr C's Python Crying Fort Support Pages

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About this Site

This page is a collection of "deep dives" that slowly work through basic issues on spinning up Python for beginners. It covers the basics of getting started with python in a Jupyter Notebook and puts emphasis on things that made me want to rage-quit in my own transition to Python. Consequently a lot of the material here is slightly cheeky (and sometimes not-so cheeky).

This differs from a number of tutorial sites and "example" pages out there as my demos presented here slooowwwwwllllyy build the activity step-by-step adding small modifications one element at time. (In my experience being flooded with everything at once as lead to me having to close my door for the benefit of my neighboring colleagues.)

"Where would Dr Capehart go?"

If you want to see where I went for my general Python training, it's this site right here. This presumes a strong comfort in programming in general and some basic python literacy.

However, the PDSH does not include things like mapping, working with XArray, MetPy or other specialized applications.

For those, I tend to mostly JFGIing it or holding my breath and diving into Stack Overflow.

Contact Information

Dr. Bill Capehart, Director, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
South Dakota Mines
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.394.2439 | Email me