Jumping Rivers Introduction to Python - Leeds

Jan 14, 2019 at 09:00 — 17:00 (GMT)

Python is a powerful, general-purpose programming language that plays well with others, runs everywhere, is friendly and easy to learn. Whilst it is a general-purpose language in nature, it has a large number of packages which suitable for a variety of tasks common to data analysts. Pythons syntax is simple yet elegant making it easy to read and quick to develop in. This two-day intensive course will introduce you to the language and equip you with the tools to manipulate, visualise and summarise your data.

Course Outline: 

  • Introduction to Python: A brief introduction to the Python language and development tools for writing Python
  • Data Types: An introduction to common Python data types, both from the language builtins such as lists and dictionaries and additional packages geared toward data analysis such as Pandas Series and DataFrame objects.
  • Visualisation: Create standard statistical graphics such as scatter plots and histograms from your data.
  • Summary Statistics: Apply common statistical summaries to your data sets using the power and speed of the numpy package.
  • Data Manipulation: Become comfortable with manipulating your data, filtering, merging and joining, grouped aggregation.
  • Data I/O: Load and save data from a variety of different data sources such as CSV files, Excel files and binary data storage formats.
  • Control Flow: Get a handle on the basics of program control flow for your scripts. We will examine iterative looping structures (for loops) and conditional expressions (if statements).
  • Functions: Define and use your own functions.

If you are interested in this course you can also contact us directly for information about how you can study at our offices for a lower price.

For more information please go to our website at Jumpingrivers.com or contact us on info@jumpingrivers.com if you have any questions 

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