Python for Biologists

Introduction

This is the index page for everything to do with the Python for Biologists course – a free introductory programming course for biologists, suitable for complete beginners. You can scroll down to start reading the course content right away as a set of web pages. You can also get the course as a free ebook in PDF format – enter your email address to get a copy of the ebook and exercises (and occasional notifications when the book is updated).


If you prefer reading a real book, you can buy a copy of Python for Biologists here. There’s also a German translation of the material here.

Comments, questions, and suggestions for the course are all very welcome – you can leave comments on each page from the list below, or email me at martin@pythonforbiologists.com.

Table of contents

Introduction and environment

Printing and manipulating text

Reading and writing files

Lists and loops

Writing functions

Conditional tests

Regular expressions

Dictionaries

Files, programs and user input

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