Python Primer for Data Science & Machine Learning

The course begins with quick overview of Python, with demonstrations of both script-based and web notebook-based Python, and then dives into the essentials of Python necessary to a data scientist. The tail end of the course explores a quick integration of these skills with key Data Science libraries including NumPy and Pandas. This class is hands-on and includes light scripting labs that introduces you to basic Python syntax and concepts applicable to using Python to work with data.

Retail Price: $1,795.00

Next Date: 05/13/2024

Course Days: 2

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This course is approximately 40% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.  Throughout the hands-on course students, will learn to leverage Python scripting for data science (to a basic level) using the most current and efficient skills and techniques.


Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn about and explore (to a basic level):

· How to work with Python interactively in web notebooks

· The essentials of Python scripting

· Key concepts necessary to enter the world of Data Science via Python


Audience Profile

This introductory-level course is intended for Business Analysts and Data Analysts (or anyone else in the data science realm) who are already comfortable working with numerical data in Excel or other spreadsheet environments.



No prior programming experience is required.


1.       Python Quick View

·         Why Python?

·         Python in the Shell

·         Python in Web Notebooks (iPythonJupyter, Zeppelin)

·         Exploring Python, Notebooks, and Data Science


2.       Getting Started

·         Using variables

·         Builtin functions

·         Strings

·         Numbers

·         Converting among types

·         Writing to the screen

·         Command line parameters


3.       Flow Control

·         About flow control

·         White space

·         Conditional expressions

·         Relational and Boolean operators

·         While loops

·         Alternate loop exits


4.       Sequences, Arrays, Dictionaries and Sets

·         About sequences

·         Lists and list methods

·         Tuples

·         Indexing and slicing

·         Iterating through a sequence

·         Sequence functions, keywords, and operators

·         List comprehensions

·         Generator Expressions

·         Nested sequences

·         Working with Dictionaries

·         Working with Sets


5.       Working with files

·         File overview

·         Opening a text file

·         Reading a text file

·         Writing to a text file

·         Reading and writing raw (binary) data


6.       Functions

·         Defining functions

·         Parameters

·         Global and local scope

·         Nested functions

·         Returning values


7.       Essential Demos

·         Sorting

·         Exceptions

·         Importing Modules

·         Classes

·         Regular Expressions


8.       The standard library

·         Math functions

·         The string module


9.       Dates and times

·         Working with dates and times

·         Translating timestamps

·         Parsing dates from text

·         Formatting dates

·         Calendar data

10.    Python and Data Science

·         Data Science Essentials

·         Pandas Overview

·         NumPy Overview

·         SciKit Overview

·         MatPlotLib Overview

·         Working with Python in Data Science

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