Python Users’ Group (PUG)

Python Users’ Group (or PUG for short) is a bi-weekly, open, and informal opportunity for those interested in the Python programing language to come to the GC Digital Scholarship Lab and find support.

Have a project you want to solve with Python but not sure where to begin?  We are excited to help you get started!  We can help you

  • Plan and scope your project
  • Demonstrate how easy it can be to use Python to solve problems with your research materials

Are you an intermediate or experienced Python who needs help figuring out a particular package or toolkit? Have you taken an Introduction to Python workshop, but need reinforcement and reminders? PUG is a great place to find the support you are looking for!

Whether you are looking for advice or assistance with new or current projects or looking to discuss and learn new skills using Python tools, PUG is here to help!  We offer assistance with:

  • Learning how to install Python on your personal computer;
  • Finding common patterns across many texts
  • Creating data visualizations for conference presentations, for papers, or for sharing on your personal website;
  • Cleaning, organizing, and managing data
  • Preparing data for machine learning and interpreting results

PUG is staffed by the GC Digital Fellows, who have experience with many of the most popular open-source toolkits for Python and are happy to help troubleshoot particular problems and snags that you might be experiencing.

Registration is not required, although we encourage you to bring your own laptop.

In Spring 2018, PUG met alternating Tuesdays from 11:00AM – 1:00 PM in the Digital Scholarship Lab, room 7414.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018

To learn more, check out our recap of a PUG session on Tagging the Tower, the GC Digital Fellows’ Blog. If you have questions, you can contact us.


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