Davis Python-Users Group

D-PUG is a friendly community group where campus members along with DataLab’s data scientists offer guided tutorials (short format workshops, demos, talks, etc.) and we all give and receive help on applying Python for our research. D-PUG is open to anyone in the UC Davis community who is using Python for research (for homework help please go to your instructor/TA). This group is run by Professor Andrew Fox with support from graduate student Cameron Riddell and DataLab staff including Nick Ulle.

For Fall 2021 the D-PUG schedule alternates between more structured mini-workshops and free-form drop-in “studio” sessions. The studio sessions don’t have a specific agenda, so come with your Python questions or just pull up a (physical or virtual) seat and code along in the company of other Python loving researchers.

Meetups in Fall 2021 will be biweekly, hybrid in person in DataLab’s classroom (Shields Library room 360) and via Zoom on Tuesdays 1-2:30pm. Pre-registration is required for the Zoom link, and is optional (but encouraged) for in person participation.

Register now to attend an upcoming D-PUG meetup!

Fall 2021 Schedule

  • 9/28 – InstallFest – we’ll go through the Python Install Guide together and troubleshoot the install on your local machine.
  • 10/5 – Python Basics: Introduction to Programming for Researchers workshop (part 1 of the 4-part series; separate DataLab registration required)
  • 10/12 – Python Basics: Introduction to Programming for Researchers workshop (part 3 of the 4-part series; separate DataLab registration required)
  • 10/19 – Exceptions: Reading Tracebacks in Python (mini-workshop)
  • 10/26 – D-PUG drop-in Studio
  • 11/2 – Debugging and Profiling Beyond Printing (mini-workshop)
  • 11/9 – D-PUG drop-in Studio
  • 11/16 – Managing a Project in Python: what are visual environments and why should you use them? (mini-workshop)
  • 11/23 – Thanksgiving week, no meeting
  • 11/30 – Packages: Using someone else’s code (mini-workshop)
  • 12/7 – D-PUG drop-in Studio