ICES course: Introduction to Statistics with Python

10-12-2018 17:30 to 20-12-2018 21:30
Faculty of Science, Site Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, Building S9, Ghent
Heidi De Dobbelaere
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Python started off as a general-purpose programming language, but in the last decade it has become a popular environment for data science. The reason is that the community of Python users have recently created useful add-on packages which are suitable for data manipulation, preparation, visualization and analysis. This practical course introduces both base Python and the most important packages in a hands-on way with many exercises.

The contents of the course are:

  • Introduction: Python and the Anaconda distribution
  • Data types: numbers, strings, lists, tuples, sets and dictionaries
  • Automation: control flow and self-defined functions
  • Importing data and exporting results
  • Managing data with NumPy and pandas
  • Graphs with matplotlib and seaborn
  • Statistical analysis with statsmodels

The objective of the course is that you are capable of doing data management, visualization and analysis in Python on your own.

Python is an open-source programming language which you can freely download from (i.e. the Anaconda distribution). Python version 3 or higher is recommended.


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