Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

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Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

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Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
The course Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science is an online class provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
6.00.2x is an introduction to using computation to understand real-world phenomena.
Course description
6.00.2x will teach you how to use computation to accomplish a variety of goals and provides you with a brief introduction to a variety of topics in computational problem solving . This course is aimed at students with some prior programming experience in Python and a rudimentary knowledge of computational complexity. You will spend a considerable amount of time writing programs to implement the concepts covered in the course. For example, you will write a program that will simulate a robot vacuum cleaning a room or will model the population dynamics of viruses replicating and drug treatments in a patient’s body. Topics covered include: Advanced programming in Python 3 Knapsack problem, Graphs and graph optimization Dynamic programming Plotting with the pylab package Random walks Probability, Distributions Monte Carlo simulations Curve fitting Statistical fallacies

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

Course Topic

Computer Science

University, College, Institution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Course Skill Level

Intermediate

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 (75.00 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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Topic: Computer Science
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