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Mantid Training Courses in February at ISIS


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Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in February 2015. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.

The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:

Monday 16th February 1-5pm: Mantid Introduction
An introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.

Tuesday 17th February 9-12am: Introduction to Python
This half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional if statements will be expected.

Tuesday 17th February 1-5pm: Python in Mantid
This course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.

Wednesday 18th February 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using Python
For the more adventurous among you this course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.
After the feedback from the previous run this course has been extended to a full day course, together with adding more material.

Booking a place
If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to letting us know which ones you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 13 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let us know and We’ll let you know about any subsequent courses.

Calendar appointments will be sent out to you, once your place on the course is booked.

For visitors from UK academic institutions:
Are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and I’ll get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.

For visitors from elsewhere:
While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access.

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