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Python for Data Science

About This Workshop

Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop explores Python’s place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis. Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the data science aspects of Python, this class is also a recommended preparatory workshop for students planning to enroll in General Assembly’s Data Science course.

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Use pandas to perform data analysis
  • Use matplotlib to make visualizations of the data
  • Sci-kit learn to generate a statistical model of the data


Takeaways

  • Ability to use Python for basic data analysis tasks (data cleaning and reformatting, exploration, analysis)
  • Understanding of Python’s role as a tool in the backend and analysis toolkits
  • Understanding of the possibilities opened up through a better understanding of Python
  • Greater preparedness for GA’s Data Science course

External Event Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 6:00am