Python & Colab Help

What is Python?

Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language that is open-source, community-based, and freely available for anyone to use. All exercises in the MDSD4Health curriculum are available in Python.

What is Google Colaboratory?

Google Colaboratory ("Colab") is a free-access, cloud-based, in-browser Jupyter notebook environment.

Using Colab, users can:

  • Write and execute Python code

  • Create, upload, and share notebooks Google Drive

  • Import and Publish notebooks from GitHub

  • Import external datasets

  • Integrate ML frameworks like PyTorch and TensorFlow

All Python exercises in the MDSD4Health curriculum are offered via Colab notebooks.

MDSD4Health Exercises

Access all MDSD4Health exercises & datasets in this Google Drive folder or our GitHub repository.

Python Resources

This beginner's guide to Python offers everything a Python novice needs to get started, from writing your first line of code to intermediate troubleshooting.

Python Cheatsheet covers everything from basic syntax to complex functions. Keep this page handy to learn something new or to refresh your memory

Stack Overflow is a popular question and answer forum for developers and programmers. Turn to this site to troubleshoot bugs or search for encountered errors.

Colab Resources

This step-by-step tutorial offers an in-depth introduction to Google Colab. Check it out if you're a first-time Colab user.