Data Analysis with Python: Inform a Business Decision

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Import data using the Pandas library for Python

Clean data using Pandas methods and Python scripts

Analyze and save a data set that answers a business question

1 hour
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

In this project-based course, you will learn how to use the Python programming language and Pandas as a data analyst. A data analyst analyzes and visualizes data, as well as communicates the findings and insights effectively across an organization. In many cases, these findings are meant to answer a business question. For this project-based course, Airbnb is looking for excellent deals to promote hosts in New York City using a new social media ad campaign. We will do this by obtaining, cleaning, and analyzing existing data to help Airbnb decide which hosts will be promoted. Data analysis is a valuable skill to have if you want to use open-source data to help make business decisions. This project will help an aspiring data analyst use Python and Pandas to load, clean, and use data to answer important business questions.

Skills you will develop

  • Python Libraries

  • Python Programming

  • Data Analysis

  • Pandas

  • Exploratory Data Analysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Import Airbnb data from the New York City CSV

  2. Remove columns and rows that are not needed for our purpose

  3. Remove rows that don't meet the parameters of our business question

  4. Remove rows with empty data and compare the number of entries

  5. Sort the results to prepare potential hosts to promote

  6. Separate hosts by borough and rank by price

  7. Comparing data from two neighborhoods

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