Opening remarks

These notes were produced as part of an introductory course on Python for students in the Econometrics and Big Data course of Aix-Marseille School of Economics / École d’Economie d’Aix-Marseille (AMSE)

0.1 Objectives

The purpose of this book is to introduce you to the Python programming language, to be able to use it efficiently and independently. The reader can and is strongly encouraged to execute all the examples provided. Some chapters are closed with exercises to better assimilate the concepts covered as they are read.

Obviously, Python being a very vast language, these notes cannot and are not intended to be exhaustive of the use of this computer language.

0.2 Who are these notes for?

Initially, this book is intended for beginners who wish to learn the basics of Python. It is intended for AMSE students but may be of interest to individuals with an approach to data through the economic discipline wishing to discover Python.

I would like to thank Adrien Pacifico for his informative comments.