This lesson is being piloted (Beta version)

Foundations of Astronomical Data Science: Prerequisites

This lesson assumes you have a working knowledge of Python and some previous exposure to the Bash shell.

These requirements can be fulfilled by:

  1. completing a Software Carpentry Python workshop or
  2. completing a Data Carpentry Ecology workshop (with Python) and a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop or
  3. coursework in or independent learning of both Python and the Bash shell.

Bash shell skills

The skill set listed below is covered in any Software Carpentry workshop, as well as in Data Carpentry’s Genomics workshop. These skills can also be learned through coursework or independent learning.

Be able to:

Python skills

This skill set listed below is covered in both Software Carpentry’s Python workshop and in Data Carpentry’s Ecology workshop with Python. These skills can also be learned through coursework or independent learning.

Be able to:

The following skills are useful, but not required:

If you are signed up, or considering signing up for a workshop, and aren’t sure whether you meet these reqirements, please get in touch with the workshop instructors or host.