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Assignment 0

The first assignment is to make sure that you can successfully run code and submit results.

It is due August 30, 2020 at midnight.

Revision Log

Aug. 24, 2020
Added notes about the required Conda packages.


  • Conda installation (either Anaconda or Miniconda)
  • The following Conda packages (install with conda install):

    • pandas
    • seaborn


The steps of this assignment:

  1. Download the starter notebook (online view).
  2. Download the code PDF.
  3. Start Jupyter and open the notebook.
  4. Fill in the code in the notebook, running each cell.
  5. Print the notebook to a PDF file. To do this, go to “File” and pick “Print Preview” within Jupyter, then print the resulting page to PDF. If you just print the notebook to a PDF without going through Jupyter's print preview, it won't look as good.
  6. Submit the notebook (.ipynb file) and PDF printout to Blackboard.

See Our First Python Notebook for a video overview of the submission process.

Before you start the assigment, you will need to install the software. If you are using Onyx, see the Onyx instructions.

Preparing a PDF File

As shown in the First Notebook video, use the following steps to create your PDF file:

  1. Go to ‘File’ → ‘Print Preview’ in Jupyter (not your web browser)
  2. Print the Jupyter print preview to a PDF file using your browser's “Print to PDF” feature.