Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the first of two 40-hour workshops designed for people looking to break into the field of Data Science. If you would like to develop machine learning skills that can be applied to solve real-world problems, you will be very interested in this workshop.
Data Science has revolutionized decision-making in the information age. These days, government agencies, private companies, and research labs all need people with the skills to capture, visualize, and analyze data.
In Introduction to Data Science with Python 1, participants will learn a modern data science workflow so they can get to work answering questions with data. Specific skills include cleaning and managing data, exploring data with visualizations and clustering algorithms, building models to make predictions, and using data to communicate with non-specialists. We will do all this using Python, one of the leading programming languages for Data Science, and Colaboratory, a cloud-based platform for machine learning.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background: Computer literacy and interest in Data Science
Equivalent: Statistics 4850 (Introduction to Data Science with Python) (prior to 2022/2023)
Attributes: Introduction to Data Science I, Science Lib Ed Req, Arts & Science or LBED course
Delivery: Lethbridge Campus