January 23rd, 2015

A discussion board has been set up

I’ve set up a discussion board at this location. Feel free to sign up, whether you’ve attended one of the sessions or not, to talk about programming issues you are confronting. I’ll be posting there shortly some code from the recent sessions that generalized the concordance code from the notes to handle multiple documents.

December 15th, 2014

Announcing the January 2015 session

The next session of Programming for Humanists will be held this January 15-16 and 20-21 in Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory room 223. Each class session runs 3-5 pm, after which we typically adjourn to a convivial public house.

The course is intended for those with no programming experience whatsoever. Class sessions are informal and interactive; the approach is hands-on. Please bring a laptop, a document (preferably as a text file) that you are currently working with or interested in, and a willingness to try something new.

If you are interested in participating, just let me know.

December 15th, 2014

What participants say

From the summer 2014 session:

  • “Terrific opportunity not only to learn a bit about Python, but about a new way to think about texts.”
  • “These [course notes] were really good. It’s not very often that you see programming explained quite so well in text form, and I’ve had trouble learning from textbooks before.”
  • “Not only did it help me with getting into Python, but opened up a whole new way of thinking of what is possible. I now have all kinds of little projects to work up some code for that will speed up my studies. The benefits are astounding and I can only hope more students get on board.”

August 12th, 2014

Summer 2014 session


Programming for humanists
Summer 2014 session
6-8 and 12 August 2014
Maxwell Dworkin 223