New Courses: Introduction to Linux and Scientific Computing using Python

Term: Spring 2011
Course Number: ENGR 2403
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 1:50 PM
Location: 229 Benedum Hall
Credits: 1.0
Instructors: Akila Gothandaraman, K. Wong and L. Yilmaz

Description: ENGR 2403 will be on practical introduction to using Linux and the command-line. (January 5 – February 4).  The class lectures will be held in a computer laboratory and will emphasize practical experience.

In ENGR 2403, students will be provided the opportunity to use Linux on their own laptop/desktop. Through administering their personal system, students will gain practical experience with navigating within the Linux environment. Topics will include the Linux command line, creating and editing text files on the terminal, file manipulation, connecting to other remote machines and basic shell scripting.

Term: Spring 2011
Course Number: ENGR 2404
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 – 1:50 PM
Location: 229 Benedum Hall
Credits: 2.0
Instructors: Akila Gothandaraman, K. Wong and L. Yilmaz

Description: ENGR 2404 will focus on introductory programming and scripting with examples in Python. (February 6 – April 30).  The class lectures will be held in a computer laboratory and will emphasize practical experience.

ENGR 2404 will cover introductory and intermediate level programming principles and techniques with examples in Python. Scientific libraries and utilities will be emphasized in a manner that will be ultimately useful across disciplines. The material will be complemented by an introductory coverage of parallel tools in Python for distributed, shared memory and GPU programming.

Please feel free to Wendy Janocha (8-3094 or wgj1@pitt.edu) with any questions.