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INFO 490 RB - Special Topics - Foundations of Data Science

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Topics of current interest. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Other prerequisites as specified for each topic offering. See Class Schedule.

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Foundations of Data Science This class is an asynchronous, online course. Students MUST register by August 30 at 4 pm. Registration in this course after that point will not be permitted. This course will build a practical foundation for data science by teaching students basic tools and techniques that can scale to large computational systems and massive data sets. Students will first learn how to work at a Unix command prompt before learning about source code control software like git and the github site. Next, the Python programming language will be covered, with a focus on specific aspects of the language and associated Python modules that are relevant for Data Science. Python will be introduced and used primarily via the IPython (or Jupyter) Notebooks, and will cover the Numpy, Scipy, MatPlotlib, Pandas, Seaborn, and scikit_learn Python modules. These capabilities will be demonstrated through simple data science tasks such as obtaining data, cleaning data, visualizing data, and

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3 hr

Term(s): Fall


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