Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python

MOOC
Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python
Language
English
Duration
1 hour coourse
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python
What will you learn?
Basics of the Python programming language, and how to use it as a tool for data analysis
Tools widely used by industry and academic data scientists, such as Jupyter Notebooks
How to use computation to help your data tell a story
Fundamental principles and methods of visualization
About the course

We live in an era of unprecedented access to data. Understanding how to organize and leverage the vast amounts of information at our disposal are critical skills that allow us to infer upon the world and make informed decisions. This course will introduce you to such skills.

To work with large amounts of data, you will need to harness the power of computation through programming. This course teaches you basic programming skills for manipulating data. You will learn how to use Python to organize and manipulate data in tables, and to visualize data effectively. No prior experience with programming or Python is needed, nor is any statistics background necessary.

The examples given in the course involve real world data from diverse settings. Not all data is numerical – you will work with different types of data from a variety of domains. Though the term “data science” is relatively new, the fundamental ideas of data science are not. The course includes powerful examples that span the centuries from the Victorian era to the present day.

This course emphasizes learning through doing: you will work on large real-world data sets through interactive assignments to apply the skills you learn. Throughout, the underlying thread is that data science is a way of thinking, not just an assortment of methods. You will also hone your interpretation and communication skills, which are essential skills for data scientists.

Program
Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python
Learn the basics of computational thinking, an essential skill in today’s data-driven world, using the popular programming language, Python.
Lecturers
Ani Adhikari
Ani Adhikari
Teaching Professor of Statistics UC Berkeley
John DeNero
John DeNero
Giancarlo Teaching Fellow in the EECS Department UC Berkeley
David Wagner
David Wagner
Professor of Computer Science UC Berkeley
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