The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people working in data science have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do, this field is data science. In this course, we will meet some data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today.
Data Science Fundamentals
When a butterfly flaps its wings what happens? Does it fly away and move on to another flower or is there a spike in the rotation of wind turbines in the British Isles. Learn data science today and enter a world where we work to create order out of chaos that will blow you away!
About this learning path
Want to learn Data Science? We recommend that you start with this learning path.
Dust off your lab-coat and stretch out your fingers and get ready for the journey of a lifetime that will have you see the everyday through a new lens. Looking at mundane events becomes interesting from the speed of your windshield wipers wiping off the rain to the rate of plant growth in ditches along highways under different conditions. As the study that leads into all things pertinent to humans in present, this path is a must for all who have even the slightest interest in this field.
This learning path currently consists of one course that introduces you to Data Science from a practitioner point of view, to courses that discuss topics such as data compilation, preparation and modeling throughout the life-cycle of data science from basic concepts and methodologies to advanced algorithms. It also discusses how to get some practical knowledge with open source tools, and introduces you to one of the most popular programming languages used by data scientists: R.
Come along and start your journey to receiving the following badges: Data Science Foundations.
Grab you lab coat, beakers, and pocket calculator…wait what? wrong path! Fast forward and get in line with emerging data science methodologies that are in use and are making waves or rather predicting and determining which wave is coming and which one has just passed.
In data science, the opportunity to practice may seem overwhelming initially in terms of the access and configuration of tools. Here is where Data Scientist Workbench, a free cloud-based offering, comes into play. Use this tool to build out your skills!
Are you ready to dive head-first into R? In just a few hours you'll learn how to write your own R code, learn about R's data structures and create your own functions. You’ll even be able to import data and do some operations. Try our hands-on exercises as we guide your first steps into your data science journey with R.