We will be running the Mantid training courses again in October 2017, and this time we have been joined by our colleagues in the IBEX team to offer a new course on genie_python with Ibex as well.
These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions, and you can pick and choose which courses fit your needs.
The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:
Monday 4th 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 5th 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 5th 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 6th 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.
Thursday 7th September 1-5pm: genie_python with Ibex
Instrument control with the power of Python. genie_python is the main scripting language of IBEX. It introduces a command set that closely resembles that of Open GENIE into Python. During this course we will cover how to issue commands and write Python scripts to be used by IBEX, as well as the most common genie_python commands and their syntax. We’ll also spend some time comparing Open GENIE with genie_python so you have everything you need to convert from one to the other. Basic Python knowledge will be assumed.
Booking a place
Please use this form https://goo.gl/forms/1TtYU8ZmExBr7K0G2 to indicate which courses you would like 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 15 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.
I’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 roughly 6-12 months.
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 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