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Specialization
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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Scala ProgrammingParallel ComputingApache SparkFunctional Programming
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks, 4-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Project overview

Get an overview of the project and all the information to get started. Transform data provided by weather stations into meaningful information....
Reading
2 videos (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Project setup1m
Reading1 reading
Data extractionm
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Raw data display

Transform temperature data into images, using various interpolation techniques....
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Raw data visualizationm
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Interactive visualization

Generate images compatible with most Web-based mapping libraries....
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Milestone: interactive visualization in a Web appm
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Data manipulation

Get more meaning from your data: compute temperature deviations compared to normals....
Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Data manipulationm
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Top Reviews

By KBJun 14th 2017

Good course, some of the assignments could have been more explicit with expectations in cases where specific implementation details matter but the forums were helpful in that regard anyways.

By WHSep 23rd 2017

Outstanding set of courses.\n\nJust to counter comments about grader stability and lack of grader feedback - I never encountered this in any of the 5 courses.

Instructor

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Dr. Julien Richard-Foy

Computer Scientist
Scala Center

About École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

About the Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run. This Specialization provides a hands-on introduction to functional programming using the widespread programming language, Scala. It begins from the basic building blocks of the functional paradigm, first showing how to use these blocks to solve small problems, before building up to combining these concepts to architect larger functional programs. You'll see how the functional paradigm facilitates parallel and distributed programming, and through a series of hands on examples and programming assignments, you'll learn how to analyze data sets small to large; from parallel programming on multicore architectures, to distributed programming on a cluster using Apache Spark. A final capstone project will allow you to apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data....
Functional Programming in Scala

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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