Programming for Scientists

Programming for Scientists is a course I designed for scientists who write code. The project grew out of informal discussions with others, but it crystalised around the observation that many scientists now write code as one of their primary activities (at least as defined on time spent) without a proper formal background for it.

As I was looking for similar courses, I found Software Carpentry by Greg Wilson in Toronto whose aims are very similar. So, my course not only has a software carpentry section, but the whole project was heavily inspired by Greg's work.

The resulting course was taught at CMU in Spring 2009. In 2012, I taught a mini-version at IMM. Every time, the course has improved and I would like to have more opportunities to teach it.