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Date: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st (five Saturdays) (We made such change because April 19th and May 24th are Easter and Memorial weekend)
Time: 1:15pm – 5:15pm
Instructor: John Downs, Software Engineer in Test at Yodle
Course Overview: This five week course is an introduction to data analysis with the Python programming language aimed at beginners.
Project Demo Day and Certificates:
From the rudimentary building blocks of programming basics, to data manipulation and use of advanced drawing packages, the course ends with a demonstration of a project of your choice on Project Demo Day. On Demo Day you will access and analyze real data, utilizing the tools and skillsets taught to you throughout the course. After the successful completion of the course, you will qualify for one of three certificates: Extraordinary Standing pass, Honorable Graduation pass, and Active Participation pass.
Certificates are awarded according to your understanding, skill, and participation.
Week 1: Intro to Data Analysis
Using Project Euler problems and NYC Housing Data
Overview of the Python language
IPython – Command shell
Libraries and packages for data analysis – Pandas, Numpy, SciPy, Scikit-Learn
Performing basic data analysis
Week 2: Visualization and Algorithms
Using NYC Housing Data
Graphics with Matplotlib
Web Scraping – Collecting data from the internet
Regression Analysis – Linear and Logistic
Week 3: Machine Learning
Using New York Times articles and AdClick
Scikit-Learn – Library for data analysis and data mining
Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
Cluster Analysis – K Nearest Neighbors and K Means
Bayesian Analysis – Naive Bayes
Week 4: Time Series and Financial Modeling
Using Yahoo Finance
Time series with the Pandas library
Week 5: Building a Data Product