- 14 Videos
- 50 Exercises
- 4 hours
- 2,617 Participants
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**Instructor(s):**

Eric uses code to solve big biological data problems at MIT. His tools of choice are: deep learning, network analysis, non-parametric and Bayesian statistics. He has domain expertise in the life sciences: molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and genomics, and a bit of ecology. He has given workshops on Network Analysis at PyCon, PyData, ODSC and beyond!

Hugo Bowne-Anderson

Yashas Roy

From online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to transportation networks such as bike sharing systems, networks are everywhere, and knowing how to analyze this type of data will open up a new world of possibilities for you as a Data Scientist. This course will equip you with the skills to analyze, visualize, and make sense of networks. You'll apply the concepts you learn to real-world network data using the powerful NetworkX library. With the knowledge gained in this course, you'll develop your network thinking skills and be able to start looking at your data with a fresh perspective!

- Intro to Python for Data Science
- Intermediate Python for Data Science
- Python Data Science Toolbox (Part 1)
- Python Data Science Toolbox (Part 2)

In this chapter, you'll be introduced to fundamental concepts in network analytics while becoming acquainted with a real-world Twitter network dataset that you will explore throughout the course. In addition, you'll learn about NetworkX, a library that allows you to manipulate, analyze, and model graph data. You'll learn about different types of graphs as well as how to rationally visualize them.

- Introduction to networks 50 xp
- What is a network? 50 xp
- Basics of NetworkX API, using Twitter network 50 xp
- Basic drawing of a network using NetworkX 100 xp
- Queries on a graph 100 xp
- Types of graphs 50 xp
- Checking the un/directed status of a graph 50 xp
- Specifying a weight on edges 100 xp
- Checking whether there are self-loops in the graph 100 xp
- Network visualization 50 xp
- Visualizing using Matrix plots 100 xp
- Visualizing using Circos plots 100 xp
- Visualizing using Arc plots 100 xp

Here, you'll learn about ways of identifying nodes that are important in a network. In doing so, you'll be introduced to more advanced concepts in network analysis as well as learn the basics of path-finding algorithms. The chapter concludes with a deep dive into the Twitter network dataset which will reinforce the concepts you've learned, such as degree centrality and betweenness centrality.

This chapter is all about finding interesting structures within network data. You'll learn about essential concepts such as cliques, communities, and subgraphs, which will leverage all of the skills you acquired in Chapter 2. By the end of this chapter, you'll be ready to apply the concepts you've learned to a real-world case study.

In this final chapter of the course, you'll consolidate everything you've learned by diving into an in-depth case study of GitHub collaborator network data. This is a great example of real-world social network data, and your newly acquired skills will be fully tested. By the end of this chapter, you'll have developed your very own recommendation system which suggests GitHub users who should collaborate together. Enjoy!