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Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisData Visualization (DataViz)Matlab
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to the Data Science Workflow

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Overview of Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB2m
Instructor Introduction2m
Why Do We Need Data Science?4m
MATLAB as a Data Science Tool5m
How to ask Good Questions of Your Data2m
Interactive Data Exploration3m
Getting Started with MATLAB4m
Overview of the Data Science Workflow3m
The Workflow in Practice4m
Summary of Module 1: The Data Science Workflow1m
4 readings
Use a Live Script: Explore 2013 Tornado Events30m
Download and Install MATLAB15m
Data and Code Files10m
Introduction to Storm Events Data15m
2 practice exercises
Tell us why you're here2m
Quiz 1: Introduction to Data Science30m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Importing Data

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
How Data is stored2m
How MATLAB Represents Data3m
How to Use the Import Tool3m
MATLAB Data Types4m
Why Automate the Import Process?1m
Generating and Reusing Code2m
Summary of Module 2: Importing Data1m
1 reading
Overview of MATLAB Data Types1h 30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Quiz 2: Importing Data45m

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Visualizing and Filtering Data

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 15 min)
5 videos
Plotting Data Contained in Tables4m
Selecting Data from Tables3m
Accessing and Creating Table Variables4m
Summary of Module 3: Visualizing and Filtering Data1m
3 practice exercises
Practice Selecting Data6m
Practice Questions5m
Quiz 3: Visualizing and Accessing Data in Tables45m

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Performing Calculations

7 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings, 11 quizzes
11 videos
Basic Mathematical Operations3m
Using Vectors4m
Using Functions2m
Calculating Summary Statistics2m
Correlations Between Variables3m
Accessing Subsets of Data5m
Introduction to Categorical Data5m
Performing Calculations by Category3m
Visualizing Results5m
Summary of Module 4: Performing Calculations1m
4 readings
Performing Calculations30m
Performing Calculations with Vectors45m
Relational and Logical Operators30m
Calculations by Group45m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: Exploratory Data Analysis1h 10m



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About the Practical Data Science with MATLAB Specialization

Do you find yourself in an industry or field that increasingly uses data to answer questions? Are you working with an overwhelming amount of data and need to make sense of it? Do you want to avoid becoming a full-time software developer or statistician to do meaningful tasks with your data? Completing this specialization will give you the skills and confidence you need to achieve practical results in Data Science quickly. Being able to visualize, analyze, and model data are some of the most in-demand career skills from fields ranging from healthcare, to the auto industry, to tech startups. This specialization assumes you have domain expertise in a technical field and some exposure to computational tools, such as spreadsheets. To be successful in completing the courses, you should have some background in basic statistics (histograms, averages, standard deviation, curve fitting, interpolation). Throughout this specialization, you will be using MATLAB. MATLAB is the go-to choice for millions of people working in engineering and science, and provides the capabilities you need to accomplish your data science tasks. You will be provided with free access to MATLAB for the duration of the specialization to complete your work....
Practical Data Science with MATLAB

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