Learning Python for Data Science

Learning Python for Data Science

During this course you will learn about Python, the popular open-source coding language that has become one of the cornerstones of modern data science. You'll learn foundational concepts of data science and discover how you can apply Python to data analysis problems with real life data and live coding sessions. By the end of the course, you'll understand how to effectively approach data analysis problems, build data visualisations, and create end to end machine learning solutions.

Updated Jul 22, 2024

What you'll learn

  • The role of the different packages in Python and how they apply to data science applications
  • Data cleaning and preparation protocols
  • Frameworks to effectively visualise your data
  • Techniques to incorporate machine learning and prediction models
Course Description

Python is an open-source community-supported, general-purpose programming language that, over the years, has also become one of the bastions of data science. Thanks to its flexibility and vast popularity that data analysis, visualization, and machine learning can be easily carried out with Python. This course will help you learn the tools necessary to perform data science. In this course you will learn all the necessary libraries that make data analytics with Python a joy. You will get into hands-on data analysis and machine learning by coding in Python. You will also learn the Numpy library used for numerical and scientific computation. You will also employ useful libraries for visualization, Matplotlib and Seaborn, to provide insights into data. Further, you will learn various steps involved in building an end-to-end machine learning solution. The ease of use and efficiency of these tools will help you learn these topics very quickly. The video course is prepared with applications in mind. You will explore coding on real-life datasets, and implement your knowledge on projects. By the end of this course, you'll have embarked on a journey from data cleaning and preparation to creating summary tables, from visualization to machine learning and prediction. This video course will prepare you to the world of data science. Welcome to our journey! The code bundle for this video course is available at - https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Learning-Python-for-Data-Science. Style and Approach: This course consists of examples giving it a practical approach with a detailed explanation to the concepts. Lectures are followed by hands-on coding where you'll learn how to code in Python by using real-world datasets. This way, you will have the chance to repeat the process and compare your coding and results with the ones provided by the lecturer. This will enable you to practice the knowledge you've gained with each video.


Target Audience 

This course is an introductory-level data science course for aspiring data scientists with a basic understanding of coding in Python and little to no knowledge of data analytics. If you already know Python, or another programming language; if you want to apply your knowledge in computer programming to data analytics, and learn how to conduct data science; if you have used another language for data science such as R, and want to add Python to your skillset, then this course is for you. Knowledge of intro-level programming topics such as variables, if-else constructs, for and while loops, and functions are highly recommended but not required.