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5,539 reviews

About the Course

This course will introduce the learner to the basics of the python programming environment, including fundamental python programming techniques such as lambdas, reading and manipulating csv files, and the numpy library. The course will introduce data manipulation and cleaning techniques using the popular python pandas data science library and introduce the abstraction of the Series and DataFrame as the central data structures for data analysis, along with tutorials on how to use functions such as groupby, merge, and pivot tables effectively. By the end of this course, students will be able to take tabular data, clean it, manipulate it, and run basic inferential statistical analyses. This course should be taken before any of the other Applied Data Science with Python courses: Applied Plotting, Charting & Data Representation in Python, Applied Machine Learning in Python, Applied Text Mining in Python, Applied Social Network Analysis in Python....

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May 9, 2020

The course had helped in understanding the concepts of NumPy and pandas. The assignments were so helpful to apply these concepts which provide an in-depth understanding of the Numpy as well as pandans

Mar 15, 2018

overall the good introductory course of python for data science but i feel it should have covered the basics in more details .specially for the ones who do not have any prior programming background .

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By Morales J S

Jun 21, 2020

is good to make students to investigate but, in the whole course i was thinking that youtube teached me more than the course itself.

By Sergey S

May 9, 2020

It is a bit messy. There are bugs and the sytem of ex submission is not really well done. There is a problem with the certification.


Oct 2, 2020

The instructions are well and clear. I wish we were given more examples and the data files to play with. Overall enjoyed the course

By Cedric R

Oct 31, 2019

First Assignment was pretty unclear where to find or what to do. Makes no sense to explain it the week after from my point of view.

By Taylan T

Oct 16, 2019

The instructor just reads the notes in front of the camera. The lectures are boring and uninspired. I do not recommend this course

By Feroza A

Oct 6, 2019

Assignments should relate to what is discussed in class, too much of what is in assignments is not clearly explained in the class

By Ankur J

Oct 16, 2019

Content was excellent but pace was fast and gave a feel of robotic lecture as the code in jupyter was also flowing like anything

By Artium B

Aug 8, 2019

course material is not explained in a way that teaches good coding skills, and many missing material to complete the assignments

By Anshupriya S

May 3, 2018

I liked the first course more. I think that the content was not explained as well as Dr. Chuck did in the introductory course.


Jun 1, 2020

The videos are good but aren´t sufficient to teach ways to do the assigments, this way assigments bring in hard things to do

By manya g

May 14, 2020

the instructor has not explained the codes properly at many places. it seemed like as though he was just reading the codes!


Nov 26, 2018

if you are a beginner, this course consumes a large amount of time.

Though it is helpful, you need more efforts than thought

By Dimal D

May 15, 2020

Overall pace of the course was more compared to other courses and doing assignments with limited resources was a challenge

By Mohamed E A B

Oct 26, 2019

I have found some issues with the grader where it inputs correct results in the assignment, but the grading keeps failing.

By Markus B

Dec 2, 2017

The course materials is very good but very fast. The assignments (especially the last one) could be a bit better explained

By Atakan B

Jun 4, 2020

instructor could teach better and wider every learning ability must be made by your self and this is making course harder

By Sheikh M A

Apr 19, 2020

I think the method of the instructor was quite bookish and not explanatory. it felt like he was reading it out of a book.

By Alvaro P

Jul 7, 2018

Really hard to follow, it took me almost 2 months to complete the course and i had experience with python and sql server.

By Alexandra

May 26, 2021

Great course! However, it requires a little independent learning and the assignments take a very long time to complete.


May 10, 2020

Assignments are very nice which helps in gaining good knowledge but explanation videos are not reached my expectations..

By Rishik G

May 4, 2020

assignments are tough, the instructor could show a lot more in pandas and go through a specific workflow which will help

By jeevan r

Apr 13, 2020

i have learn basics of this course its too comfort to learn and understand the lectures and i am happy with the course

By Kamran K

Sep 9, 2020

It was very beneficial for those who are familiar with python basics and want to learn advance python of data science

By R. P R

Jan 26, 2017

Last assignment was *painful*: Poorly described instructions, outcomes/outpu; the grader was opaque and largely mute.