Introduction to Python

Master the basics of data analysis in Python. Expand your skillset by learning scientific computing with numpy.
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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.

  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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  2. 2

    Python Lists

    Learn to store, access, and manipulate data in lists: the first step toward efficiently working with huge amounts of data.
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  3. 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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  4. 4

    NumPy

    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.
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