Mantid training Courses 2015

Date 21. September 2015 - 23. September 2015




Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in September 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 21st September 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 22nd September 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 .. then) logic will be expected.

Tuesday 22nd September 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 23rd September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using Python

For the more adventurous among you this full day 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.

Booking a place

If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to letting us know which courses 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.

We’ll send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked.

Next run of these courses

The specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in Jan-Mar 2016

For visitors from UK academic institutions:

We 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 we’ll get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then your 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 us know that you will be visiting when you reply so that we can arrange site access.



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