Python for Poets (Part 1 and Part 2)

Sep 28, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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Princeton students, graduate students, researchers, faculty, and staff


Event Description
Note: This is a two-part workshop. Part 2 will be held on October 2 at 4:30-6:00 PM. Registering for Part 1 allows you to attend both parts (i.e., you do not need to register for Part 2).

What is Python to a poet? Is all programming anathema to humanists, poets, and right-brain thinkers? Or can it be used to find new patterns in texts, poems, artworks and culture? In this 2-part workshop, taught by a humanist trained in computational analysis, we will overview the fundamentals of Python from a humanistic point of view, and then apply what we've learned to a few specific problems of text analysis.

Learning objectives: Attendees will be introduced to computer programming using the Python programming language.

Session format: Presentation, demo and hands-on

Knowledge prerequisites: None.

Hardware/software prerequisites: Bring a laptop with an up-to-date web browser. We will use Google Colab so be sure to know your Google account credentials.