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0 Installing Python 3.6, Using PIP, Configuring IDLE on Windows (AE1205)
 
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First video for AE1205 course. To install Python: - First remove any previous version of Python. - Then use this video to install Python 3. - After installing Python 3, start the Command Prompt with "Run as Admin" to use pip - Type: pip install numpy scipy matplotlib pygame (required for course) - Then: pip install spyder (required). At 6:15 : Configuring IDLE You can also Jupyter with pip (optional). Separate install of PyCharm is recommended: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/download
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16 Numpy and linear algebra (AE1205 Python)
 
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Using numpy array and numpy matrix for linear algebra, vectors, and matrices. 0:41 Dot product on 1D numpy arrays (=inner product of vectors) 1:50 Length of a vector: norm( ) function 2:23 Project vector a on vector b 5:17 Use 2D arrays as a matrix 6:05 Solve Ax=b 6:35 Use 2D array as a vector (column orientation) 7:33 Transpose a vector/matrix/2D array: .T method 8:38 Matrix multiplication with arrays: using .dot( ) on 2D arrays 11:38 Matrix type in numpy (Note: voice says A.Y where it has to say A.I !) 12:48 Matrix multiplication with matrix type: "*" (works also with column vectors) Not covered, but worth checking out: numpy's cross(a,b) function, det( ) function from numpy.linalg
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17 Pygame animation bouncing ball / breakout (AE1205 Python)
 
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Pygame animation: bouncing ball in a window, adding a controllable paddle as a start of a simple breakout game 0:15 Creating transparent background in image file 0:55 Start making the pygame script 1:18 Pygame reference guide 1:56 Import and initialize pygame 2:35 Create pygame window 4:54 Load a bitmap into a surface (and its rectangle rect) 7:30 Create simulation loop (timing, note how the second get_ticks also need a "*0.001" which is added later) 11:54 Blit a surface onto another surface/screen 14:07 Solve "Not responding" window: event pump 16:14 Colours, clearing screen 17:57 Event handling, e.g user closes window (QUIT-event) 22:28 Check keyboard/key status 25:55 Adding a controllable paddle
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1 Python 3 print options and formatting your output (AE1205)
 
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How to use the Python 3 print function with the sep(arator) and end option 5:00 Formatting floating point numbers and whole decimal numbers with the format method: using {:8.3f} and {:5d} etc. with the format. Alternative (not shown in video) is not using the string-method but the format function: x = 1/3 txt = format(x,"5.3f") # generates a string with formatted value of x
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2 Python 3 input function and basic variable types and conversion (AE1205)
 
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How to get user input and a short discussion on the basic variable types float, int, str and boolean (=logical) as well as methods to convert variable types (type casting): 0:00 - Using the input function for text 2:08 - Variable types: floats, integers, booleans and text strings 6:26 - Conversion functions (type casting): float, int functions 8:12 - Convert text to floats & int for use in input function 10:35 - Eval (evaluate) function used in input function
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13 Plotting with matplotlib (AE1205 Python)
 
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Plotting the result of a simulation of the falling mass 0:30 Making this simple simulation 3:34 Collecting results in lists 5:59 Plotting the results with matplotlib.pyplot 7:29 Multiple plots 8:58 Adding bells & whistles 10:44 Saving your plot as a figure in a file
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3 Simple Python 3 program with If-elif-else, math and help (AE1205)
 
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Solving a 2nd order polynomial equation to demonstrate if, elif, else, math, sqrt and help 2:32 - Math module, Square root function sqrt() 3:55- Using Help function 5:00 - Import statement, different syntaxes 6:43 - Use of If-else and elif statement (incl. nested if)
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4 Python 3 Basic for-loop, range and list (AE1205)
 
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How to make a for-loop, nested for loops and lists. 0:30 for loop 3:00 range (iterator) function 4:15 list variable type, use of indexes with a list, list in a list 6:30 using lists in a for-loop 8:32 nested loops and two dimensional lists
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6 Playing with loops, modulo operator (%) and appending lists (prime generator) (AE1205 Python)
 
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Using for and while loops to build a prime number generator Also demonstrates the use of the modulo operator (%) and the append method of lists (e.g. lst.append(2) appends a 2 to list lst) 0:19 Modulo (%) operator 1:16 append list method (lst.append(..) ) 2:14 Building a prime generator with for-loops 7:12 Improving efficiency with a while loop
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15 Numpy arrays: Using logic, reading data, vectorization
 
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0:31 Reading data with numpy's genfromtxt( ) and options 7:15 Getting individual columns from table 10:00 Select data with a condition as index 16:10 Using conditions in expressions (vectorizing with logic) 18:35 Difference numpy's max and maximum
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10 File I/O: writing to and reading from files, processing data (AE1205)
 
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Opening a file, writing to it, or reading from it. Use file methods. Then process the lines read using string methods. 0:20 Opening a file 1:34 Writing to a text file 4:45 Creating a text file (CSV) from Excel to read in Python 7:20 Reading the CSV file, i.e. the text file, in Python 9:42 Interpreting & splitting the lines from the file Then as an example: 16:22 Creating a table with the data 20:00 Processing the data in the table 22:41 Create a results file (note how "f.open(" is corrected to "f = open(") ) There are shorter, but more advanced ways, to do the same. Python has a library to read CSV files (import csv), or to read directly from the web (import urllib). And using the "with" statement automatically closes the file. Also there is xlrd and xlwt to read and write excel files (pip install xlrd xlwt, then import xlrd or import xlwt) Here the goal is to show basic Python functions to write, read and process text files with a minimum of prerequisite knowledge of libraries and modules.
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12 DEF functions, namespaces, importing your functions (AE1205 Python)
 
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Defining your own functions, with multiple input/output variables, namespaces, global statement, using functions and variables from multiple files, organizing your project 0:00 DEF defining a function & namespace 6:11 Access to global namespace from within function 7:59 Mutable/immutable (see also video 8 at 6 min ans 41sec) 9:05 global statement 15:28 Getting more than one output: multiple ways 20:52 Using multiple source files, import your functions and organize your project Multiple files, importing your functions
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7 Logic over loops, define a function: Finding trebles (old exam problem) (AE1205 Python)
 
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Solving an exam problem with lists & loops: find all numbers of which the treble has the same 5 digits 1:55 Using % and / to get digits of an integer number 3:05 Using str, list, sorted functions and count, sort methods 6:35 Using def , function definition and an alternative (easier) method
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Explanation Bounce assignment (AE1205 Python)
 
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Quick walk-through of the Bounce assignment
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8 Cutting & pasting lists & strings, mutable vs immutable (AE1205 Python)
 
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Slicing, adding multiplying lists & strings, Mutable & Immutable variables Immutable = floats, ints, strs, bools: non-modifiable in parts, passed on by value Mutable = lists, and all other types: modifiable, passed by memory location 0:00 - List slicing 1:34 - Changing a part of a list 2:13 - String slicing 2:50 - Changing a part of a string 3:37 - Concatenation of lists and strings with "+" 4:24 - Multiplying lists and strings with "*" 4:50 - More inputs for input prompt text 6:41 - Mutable vs Immutable variables 9:10 - Still get a copy of value of mutable variable (workaround) 9:58 - Functions: mutable vs immutable inputs 12:20 - Two dimensional list: rows are same list! (problem) 14:35 - Two dimensional list with independent rows (workaround)
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14 Numpy array basics: Create and use them (Python AE1205)
 
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Create an array from a list, use indices a[i,j] i.s.o. a[i][j], etc. 0:00 Numpy 1:00 Lists vs Numpy Arrays 2:59 Array-function: creating an array from a list 5:06 Using math fucntions from numpy 7:00 Spanning axes: arange and linspace 12:00 Using numpy i.s.o. math 13:40 Array creation with zeros() and ones(), 2D arrays 14:23 Array shape 16:29 Slicing arrays: slect rows & columns 18:44 Stacking columns or rows
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9 String & list methods (essentials) (AE1205 Python)
 
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Overview of a selection of string & list methods (I've put the File I/O in a separate video) 0:00 - What are methods? 3:28 - How to find them and their help information 4:20 - Some useful methods for data reading, a.o.: 5:15 - Splitting & joining strings into or from a list of strings 8:37 - Testing a string and combining methods in one expression
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11 List, tuple, set, dict - Variations on the list-theme (AE1205 Python)
 
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Lists, tuples, sets and dict - definition, assignment, use, methods 0:21 Lists and at 1:25 list methods 8:53 Tuples, difference with lists, one element tuple 14:34 Sets - assigning one, use and using sets (methods & operators) 23:09 Dictionaries - assigning dicts, use, getting keys or values
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5 Python 3 My first while loop (AE1205)
 
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How a while loop is different from a for loop 0:00 - Using while loop just like a for-loop 2:20 - Simulating a falling ball with a while loop (numerical integration)
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Explanation OTWV assignment (AE1205 Python)
 
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Brief explanation of data file, coordinates, axes and reference frames as walk through of the Out-of-the-Wind view (otwv) assignment
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