Introduction to Python for Data Science

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

Python is a very powerful programming language used for many different applications. Over time, the huge community around this open source language has created quite a few tools to efficiently work with Python. In recent years, a number of tools have been built specifically for data science. As a result, analyzing data with Python has never been easier.

In this practical course, you will start from the very beginning, with basic arithmetic and variables, and learn how to handle data structures, such as Python lists, Numpy arrays, and Pandas DataFrames. Along the way, you’ll learn about Python functions and control flow. Plus, you’ll look at the world of data visualizations with Python and create your own stunning visualizations based on real data.

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Institution Microsoft
Instructor Filip Schouwenaars
Length 6 weeks
Effort 2-4 hours per week
Availability Current
Price Free, or get a Verified Certificate for $49
Language English (English)
Subjects Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics
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