Description: Python is an easy-to-learn, open source, object-oriented programming language that has become deeply rooted across many industries and disciplines. Applications are far-reaching, ranging from market analytics on wall street to web and application development in Silicon Valley (YouTube, Google, and Netflix to name a few). This interactive hands-on course is targeted exclusively towards lyophilization and will guide new users through the process of developing their own custom Python applications. Topics discussed will include the fundamentals of Python programming and syntax, object and function creation, file input and output, basic data manipulation, and data visualization. Little or no prior programming experience is required.