About this course

Kickstart your learning of Python for data science, as well as programming in general with this introduction to Python course. This beginner-friendly Python course will quickly take you from zero to programming in Python in a matter of hours and give you a taste of how to start working with data in Python.

Upon its completion, you'll be able to write your own Python scripts and perform basic hands-on data analysis using our Jupyter-based lab environment. If you want to learn Python from scratch, this course is for you.

You can start creating your own data science projects and collaborating with other data scientists using IBM Watson Studio. When you sign up, you will receive free access to Watson Studio. Start now and take advantage of this platform and learn the basics of programming, machine learning, and data visualization with this introductory course.

What You Will Learn

The objectives of this course is to get you started with Python as the programming language and give you a taste of how to start working with data in Python.

In this course you will learn about:

  • What Python is and why it is useful
  • The application of Python to Data Science
  • How to define variables in Python
  • Sets and conditional statements in Python
  • The purpose of having functions in Python
  • How to operate on files to read and write data in Python
  • How to use pandas, a must have package for anyone attempting data analysis in Python

Course Syllabus

Module 1 - Python Basics

  • Your first program
  • Types
  • Expressions and Variables
  • String Operations

Module 2 - Python Data Structures

  • Lists and Tuples
  • Sets
  • Dictionaries

Module 3 - Python Programming Fundamentals

  • Conditions and Branching
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Objects and Classes

Module 4 - Working with Data in Python

  • Reading files with open
  • Writing files with open
  • Loading data with Pandas
  • Working with and Saving data with Pandas

Module 5 - Working with Numpy Arrays

  • Numpy 1d Arrays
  • Numpy 2d Arrays

Meet Your Instructor

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Joseph Santarcangelo

PhD., Data Scientist at IBM
Joseph Santarcangelo is currently working as a Data Scientist at IBM. Joseph has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. His research focused on using machine learning, signal processing, and computer vision to determine how videos impact human cognition.

AT A GLANCE
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    Course Number

  • PY0101EN-Skillup
  • Price

  • Starting from $49 USD
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