Before I forget: a few links about starting up in Python for scientific projects:
- Basic Data Analysis and More—A Guided Tour Using python. PDF in the arxiv.
- Python Scientific Lecture Notes. Quick introduction chapters.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python! An opinionated intro to Python.
- Numba versus Cython, for when you really need speed.
Now if we had a great Python library for linear mixed models life would be easier.