Hey, I will soon learn to code and would like to get a feel of how it's used in scientific research. I was thinking of using Python as it's used in physics a lot (apparently) and there are a lot of resources for it, even an OCW course. I know a prof who might be able to let me contribute a little to his work. I haven't asked him anything yet but he's really cool and I'm sure he'll at least consider it. He works on fluid dynamics, biostatistics, geostatistics, financial math and numerical linear algebra. My understanding is that making a meaningful contribution would be much easier in something computational as opposed to something like pure math. I don't expect to do anything extraordinary but I would just like to know what I should be learning in order to make a convincing case to that prof? I don't want to waste (too much of) his time. Apparently R is used a lot in geostats, so perhaps I should learn that instead? Thank you.