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F7ABBSJ - Scripting Languages

Code Completion Credits Range Language
F7ABBSJ KZ 2 2C English
Pavla Suchánková (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Informatics

The aim of the course is to understand the topic of scripting languages and their applications, to understand their advantages and disadvantages and their complementarity with system languages. Students will become familiar with regular expressions and tools for word processing. The course focuses on the scripting languages within the Unix operating system and the scripting languages Python.

Syllabus of lectures:

Course has no lectures.

Syllabus of tutorials:


1.Scripting languages, advantages and disadvantages, overview of languages

2.Unix shell – creation of scripts, editors

3.Unix shell – creation of scripts

4.Unix shell – basic programs, task and process management

5.Unix shell – basic flags, variables, parameter processing

6.Unix shell – conditions, cycles

7.Text operations, regular expressions, SED

8.Python – introduction, conventions, data types,

9.Python – conditions, functions, variables, arrays, cycles

10.Python – containers, iterators, generators, functional and object-oriented programming

11.Python – graphical output, reading and writing to files, drawing graphs

12.Python –NumPy libraries for data processing

13.Python – SciPy and SymPy libraries

14.Assessment test

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Study materials:

Mandatory references:

[1] NEWHAM, Cameron a Bill ROSENBLATT. Learning the bash Shell: UNIX Shell Programming. 3rd ed. Beijing: O'Reilly, 2005. ISBN 978-0-596-00965-6.

[2] LUTZ, Mark. Learning Python. Fifth edition. Beijing: O'Reilly, 2013. ISBN 978-1-449-35573-9.

Recommended references:

[1] LANGTANGEN, Hans Petter. Python scripting for computational science. 3rd ed. Berlin: Springer, c2008. ISBN 978-3-540-73915-9.

[2] BURTCH, Ken O. Linux shell scripting with bash. Indianapolis: Developer's Library, c2004. ISBN 0-672-32642-6.

[3] CRAWLEY, Michael J. Statistics: an introduction using R. Second edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN 9781118941119.

The course is a part of the following study plans: