Data Science: Productivity Tools

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Data Science: Productivity Tools

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Data Science: Productivity Tools
The course Data Science: Productivity Tools is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Keep your projects organized and produce reproducible reports using GitHub, git, Unix/Linux, and RStudio.
Course description
A typical data analysis project may involve several parts, each including several data files and different scripts with code. Keeping all this organized can be challenging. Part of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, this course explains how to use Unix/Linux as a tool for managing files and directories on your computer and how to keep the file system organized. You will be introduced to the version control systems git, a powerful tool for keeping track of changes in your scripts and reports. We also introduce you to GitHub and demonstrate how you can use this service to keep your work in a repository that facilitates collaborations. Finally, you will learn to write reports in R markdown which permits you to incorporate text and code into a document. We’ll put it all together using the powerful integrated desktop environment RStudio.

Prerequisites & Facts

Data Science: Productivity Tools

Course Topic

Computer Science, Data Analysis and Statistics

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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Data Science: Productivity Tools

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Harvard University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Harvard University
Topic: Computer Science, Data Analysis and Statistics
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