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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.

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An Introduction to Python

Python has grown to become the market leader in programming languages and the language of choice for data analysts and data scientists. Demand for data skills is rising because companies want to gain actionable insights from their data.

Discover the Python Basics

This is a Python course for beginners, and we designed it for people with no prior Python experience. It is even suitable if you have no coding experience at all. You will cover the basics of Python, helping you understand common, everyday functions and applications, including how to use Python as a calculator, understanding variables and types, and building Python lists. The first half of this course prepares you to use Python interactively and teaches you how to store, access, and manipulate data using one of the most popular programming languages in the world.

Explore Python Functions and Packages

The second half of the course starts with a view of how you can use functions, methods, and packages to use code that other Python developers have written. As an open-source language, Python has plenty of existing packages and libraries that you can use to solve your problems.

Get Started with NumPy

NumPy is an essential Python package for data science. You’ll finish this course by learning to use some of the most popular tools in the NumPy array and start exploring data in Python.
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  1. 1

    Python Basics

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    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.

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    Hello Python!
    50 xp
    When to use Python?
    50 xp
    The Python Interface
    100 xp
    Any comments?
    100 xp
    Python as a calculator
    100 xp
    Variables and Types
    50 xp
    Variable Assignment
    100 xp
    Calculations with variables
    100 xp
    Other variable types
    100 xp
    Guess the type
    50 xp
    Operations with other types
    100 xp
    Type conversion
    100 xp
    Can Python handle everything?
    50 xp
  2. 3

    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!

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    Basics only course

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    Easy to follow along. Great exercises after each small section.

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    It was a challenging but, in a good way and i enjoyed learning so much

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