Introduction to Data Science in Python
- to introduce the learner to the basics of the python programming environment
- to introduce the abstraction of the Series and DataFrame
- to be able to take tabular data, clean it, manipulate it, and run basic inferential statistical analyses
- to describe common Python functionality and features used for data science
- Query DataFrame structures for cleaning and processing
- Explain distributions, sampling, and t-tests
- Understand techniques such as lambdas and manipulating csv files
- Week 1In this week you'll get an introduction to the field of data science, review common Python functionality and features which data scientists use, and be introduced to the Coursera Jupyter Notebook for the lectures. All of the course information on grading, prerequisites, and expectations are on the course syllabus, and you can find more information about the Jupyter Notebooks on our Course Resources page
- Week 2In this week of the course you'll learn the fundamentals of one of the most important toolkits Python has for data cleaning and processing -- pandas. You'll learn how to read in data into DataFrame structures, how to query these structures, and the details about such structures are indexed. The module ends with a programming assignment and a discussion question.
- Week 3In this week you'll deepen your understanding of the python pandas library by learning how to merge DataFrames, generate summary tables, group data into logical pieces, and manipulate dates. We'll also refresh your understanding of scales of data, and discuss issues with creating metrics for analysis. The week ends with a more significant programming assignment.
- Week 4In this week of the course you'll be introduced to a variety of statistical techniques such a distributions, sampling and t-tests. The majority of the week will be dedicated to your course project, where you'll engage in a real-world data cleaning activity and provide evidence for (or against!) a given hypothesis. This project is suitable for a data science portfolio, and will test your knowledge of cleaning, merging, manipulating, and test for significance in data. The week ends with two discussions of science and the rise of the fourth paradigm -- data driven discovery.
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- Sarkar, D. Text Analytics with Python: A Practical Real-World Approach to Gaining Actionable Insights from your Data [Электронный ресурс] / Dipanjan Sarkar; БД Books 24x7. – Chicago: Apress, 2016. – 412 p. – ISBN 978-1-4842-2387-1