Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python

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Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python

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Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python
The course Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python is an online class provided by University of California, Berkeley 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.
Learn the basics of computational thinking, an essential skill in today’s data-driven world, using the popular programming language, Python.
Course description
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.

Prerequisites & Facts

Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python

Course Topic

Computer Science, Data Analysis and Statistics

University, College, Institution

University of California, Berkeley

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python

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School: University of California, Berkeley
Topic: Computer Science, Data Analysis and Statistics
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