Introduction to Python for Finance
Learn to use Python for financial analysis using basic skills, including lists, data visualization, and arrays.Start Course for Free
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Learn the Fundamentals of Python for FinanceThe financial industry uses Python extensively for quantitative analysis, ranging from understanding trading dynamics to risk management systems. This course will show you how to analyze your financial data by building your Python skills.
Manipulate and Visualize Data with Python PackagesThe first chapter explains how Python and finance go hand in hand. You will then learn Python basics such as printing output, performing calculations, understanding data types, and creating variables.
Next, you’ll cover lists and arrays in Python, exploring how you can use them to work with data. You’ll use the NumPy and Matplotlib packages to manipulate and visualize data.
Perform Financial Analysis Using PythonFinally, you will finish the course by conducting a Python financial analysis on an S&P 100 dataset. Here, you will apply your Python skills to filter lists, summarize sector data, plot P/E ratios in histograms, visualize financial trends, and identify outliers.
By the end of the course, you will be confident in your basic Python skills and practical financial analysis skills. These skills are highly rewarded in the finance industry to solve quantitative finance problems. This course is part of our Finance Fundamentals in Python track which is perfect for those who wish to delve deeper into Python for finance.
Welcome to PythonFree
This chapter is an introduction to basics in Python, including how to name variables and various data types in Python.Welcome to Python for Finance!50 xpWhy might you use Python in finance?50 xpRun code vs. submit answer100 xpComments and variables50 xpPrinting output100 xpFinding the average revenue100 xpData types50 xpCreating variables100 xpDetermining types100 xpBooleans in Python100 xpCombining data types100 xp
This chapter introduces lists in Python and how they can be used to work with data.Lists50 xpCreating lists in Python100 xpIndexing list items100 xpSlicing multiple list elements100 xpNested lists50 xpStock up a nested list100 xpSubset a nested list100 xpList methods and functions50 xpExploring list methods and functions100 xpUsing list methods to add data100 xpFinding stock with maximum price100 xp
Arrays in Python
This chapter introduces packages in Python, specifically the NumPy package and how it can be efficiently used to manipulate arrays.Arrays50 xpCreate an array100 xpElementwise operations on arrays100 xpSubsetting elements from an array100 xp2D arrays and functions50 xpCreating a 2D array100 xpSubsetting 2D arrays100 xpCalculating array stats100 xpGenerating a sequence of numbers100 xpUsing arrays for analysis50 xpWho's above average?100 xpWho's in health care?100 xp
Visualization in Python
In this chapter, you will be introduced to the Matplotlib package for creating line plots, scatter plots, and histograms.Visualization in Python50 xpImporting matplotlib and pyplot100 xpAdding axis labels and titles100 xpMultiple lines on the same plot100 xpScatterplots100 xpHistograms50 xpWhat are applications of histograms in finance?50 xpIs data normally distributed?100 xpComparing two histograms100 xpAdding a legend100 xp
S&P 100 Case Study
In this chapter, you will get a chance to apply all the techniques you learned in the course on the S&P 100 data.
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Assistant Professor and Data Scientist
Adina is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. She teaches numerical methods, computational biology, and data science courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her research focuses on using computational tools to help address global grand challenges, such as how to best manage our land and water resources. She loves dogs, board games, and using programming to solve problems that help people.
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