Python is an object-oriented, interpreted, and interactive programming language similar to Pearl. Python can be used as an extension language for computational applications written in another programming language, e.g. NCL, or FORTRAN. In this case, it serves as an easy-to-use scripting for automation interfaces.
After successful completion of this unit students will be able to read and write simple python scripts for data manipulation.
Take this Interactive python tutorial with clicking all examples and working thru all exercises.
Python website http://www.python.org/.
Unidata’s Online Python Training is an excellent primer on Python. As an atmospheric scientist you may be also interested in the documentation for packages used in our field like the
- MetPy (scripts for meteorological applications)
- python-awips (scripts for use with the National Weather Service’s AWIPS)
- netCDF4-python (scripts to read netCDF files with python)
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