This if the final course in the specialization which builds upon the knowledge learned in Python Programming Essentials, Python Data Representations, and Python Data Analysis. We will learn how to install external packages for use within Python, acquire data from sources on the Web, and then we will clean, process, analyze, and visualize that data. This course will combine the skills learned throughout the specialization to enable you to write interesting, practical, and useful programs.
By the end of the course, you will be comfortable installing Python packages, analyzing existing data, and generating visualizations of that data. This course will complete your education as a scripter, enabling you to locate, install, and use Python packages written by others. You will be able to effectively utilize tools and packages that are widely available to amplify your effectiveness and write useful programs.
Week 1 This module will discuss the importance of using and writing documentation. The Python documentation is a valuable resource for learning about language features you haven't seen yet.
Week 2 This module will teach you about packages and modules in Python, including how to install packages and how to create your own modules. You will also learn to use the Pygal plotting library.
Week 3 This module will teach you about Python sets. Sets are used to hold unordered collections of data without duplicates. We will also discuss efficiency.
Week 4 The final project of the specialization will enable you to demonstrate mastery of the concepts you have learned up to this point. You will also be able to understand and compare different approaches to reconciling two data sets.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.