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Introduction to Python

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Master the basics of data analysis with Python in just four hours. This online course will introduce the Python interface and explore popular packages.

Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming ever more popular for data science. Companies worldwide are using Python to harvest insights from their data and gain a competitive edge. Unlike other Python tutorials, this course focuses on Python specifically for data science. In our Introduction to Python course, you’ll learn about powerful ways to store and manipulate data, and helpful data science tools to begin conducting your own analyses. Start DataCamp’s online Python curriculum now.


Python Basics
-An introduction to the basic concepts of Python. Learn how to use Python interactively and by using a script. Create your first variables and acquaint yourself with Python's basic data types.

Python Lists
-Learn to store, access, and manipulate data in lists: the first step toward efficiently working with huge amounts of data.

Functions and Packages
-You'll learn how to use functions, methods, and packages to efficiently leverage the code that brilliant Python developers have written. The goal is to reduce the amount of code you need to solve challenging problems!

-NumPy is a fundamental Python package to efficiently practice data science. Learn to work with powerful tools in the NumPy array, and get started with data exploration.


4.4 rating, based on 16 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at DataCamp based on 2018 ratings

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  • I did this one and one on intro to data science without coding. excellent courses. thx to classcentral as i found they were offering free courses till Sep 9th! (or one week free)

    recommended intro to python for DS

    would like more of their courses listed here though
  • Shaik Mansoor Ali
    Awesome Course ! It is easy to understanding and content is also very easy to understand.
    Quiz are also helpful for what we are learning and also helps in interviews. Thank You
  • Jeff Weakley
    I tried DataCamp when it first came out and found it a little limited and clunky. I recently went back and took a look and I'm very impressed by how far it has come. The range courses is fantastic. You could literally learn the whole gamut needed to be a Data Scientist. Top talent teachers and a great, working, coding interface. If you want to learn to code Python, I highly recommend it. I learned so much. I am now in the process of taking their Deep Learning in Python course. Nice work.
  • Anonymous
    This class is a great introduction for people who've never touched Python to get familiarized with the language and how Python can help achieving data analysis tasks.

    The instructor talks slowly at a pace knowing you not having a lot of experience and never assumed something is known by the student.
  • Anonymous
    It is very useful for beginners with all necessary fundamental in Python the syllabus contain easy way to learn mission language.
  • It is a nice start for those interested in Data Science. This course consists of small videos followed by small and interactive problems. I really enjoyed completing this course and hope I can continue learning Python for Data Science in DataCamp.
  • Anonymous
    I am very positive about the quality of the courses and instructors. For beginners a great way to start learning Python. The instructions are short, the instructor is clear and enthusiastic and the exercises are not to hard. This mix keeps me motivated.
  • This was definitely a very good hands-on introduction on how to use Python for Data Science. I would definitely recommend this to people who are just starting out and want to learn by coding, not just by reading or watching videos.
  • Anonymous
    Very well formatted course with short videos, and multiple easy/medium difficulty exercises. Enthusiastic and expert instructor. Loved taking the course. Recommended for anyone wanting to learn Python for data science.
  • This was a very good intro to Python for Data Science. The instructor covered various concepts in a very engaging manner and there is help available in case you get stuck (which won't happen very often)
  • Anonymous
    Really basic and bad. It is more of a collection of spoon-fed micro exercises in copying code from a 2 minute video than anything else. Could not complete it, total waste of time.
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