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This will be a hands-on workshop. We provide computers for every attendee and all the presentations will be held in tutorial style so that people can code along.
We have designed the workshop to be modular in order to accommodate a variety of attendees with a variety of needs.
A tentative outline of these modules is below.
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Here we introduce you to the basic usage of the Python language. We start with basic syntax, including types, control flow, and functions. We then introduce object-oriented programming, a common paradigm in code development. With these concepts under our belt, we are ready to introduce the core package for numerical programming in Python: NumPy. We conclude with an introduction to two other important packages for scientific use: matplotlib for plotting and SciPy for advanced numerical functionality.
Once we can assume some knowledge of Python programming, we will teach you how to properly package your Python code. For this, we will collaboratively build a Python package. You will learn how to document your code, spread it over multiple files, and how to write automated unit tests. To keep track of revision history, we will create a repository on GitHub. We will show you how to use git and GitHub to develop and maintain code projects, especially when there are multiple contributors.
In the last part of the workshop, we invite presentations from contributors to popular quantum toolkits written in Python. We have tentative commitments from key contributors to OpenFermion, pyGSTi, pyQuil, QCoDeS, QInfer, Qiskit, and Qudi. Our speakers will give you an overview of what these different packages are for and how to use them in your research. Keep in mind that these are actively developed packages by professional scientists in both academia and industry! Your contributions would be most welcome to all of them.
This workshop is open to everyone. Attendance is free for EQUS members and costs $100 for everyone else. If you are not a member of EQUS, the organisers will contact you to arrange for your payment and confirm your registration.
Please note: There is a cancellation fee of $100 for all registrations (EQUS and non-EQUS). If you need to cancel, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Limited travel support is available for students. Please get in touch via email@example.com for more information.