Category Archives: lifelong learning

Python and Data Science: Update

It’s been a month since I finished my edX class and I wanted to provide a quick(ish) update. Since I completed the course I’ve: Installed the Anaconda python package on my laptop. It includes a very nice editor called Spyder … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – COMPLETED

Today I completed the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science. My last push included Module 6, the intriguingly titled “Control flow and Pandas” followed by an accidental completion of the final exam. More about that … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science: Module 5 Matplotlib

Today I completed Module 5 of the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – Matplotlib. As you might guess from the title of this module, it was all about plotting data. I learned how to do line … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science: Module 4 Numpy

Today I completed Module 4 of the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – Numpy. Just a quick moment of celebration: Yay! I’m two-thirds of the way through a programming class in a topic that might have … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – Module 3

Today I completed Functions and Packages Module 3 of the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science. This was almost as much work as module 2 (lists), which is good because it means I’m learning new things. The … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – Module 2

Today I completed Lists: A Data Structure, Module 2 of the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science. This was more challenging than Module 1.  I was really grateful for the command line Python shell to experiment … Continue reading

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Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science – Module 1

This week I started the self paced EdX class Microsoft: DAT208x Introduction to Python for Data Science. I’m taking this in part because for a few years now the library science literature has been increasingly insistent that data science is something … Continue reading

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