Software Carpentry


Many scientists and engineers spend much of their lives programming, but only a handful have ever been taught how to do this well. As a result, they spend their time wrestling with software, instead of doing research, but have no idea how reliable or efficient their programs are.

This course is an intensive introduction to basic software development practices for scientists and engineers that can reduce the time they spend programming by 20-25%. All of the material is open source: it may be used freely by anyone for educational or commercial purposes, and research groups in academia and industry are actively encouraged to adapt it to their needs.

Upcoming Offerings

January-April 2007, University of Toronto. For more information, contact Greg Wilson.


This work has been made possible by the Python Software Foundation, and the University of Toronto. See Acknowledgments for more details, and License for terms of re-use.