Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python

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Python has become the language of choice for most fields in the scientific community, and this is expanding to businesses investing in analytics resources. Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons is a coherent, narrative tutorial that strikes the right balance between teaching the "how" and the "why" of data analytics in Python. This video begins with an abbreviated primer on Python, and then proceeds to cover open source Python tools relevant to solving day-to-day scientific and engineering programming problems.

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About the Authors:

Peter Wang is co-founder and president of Continuum Analytics. Peter holds a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and has been developing applications professionally using Python since 2001. Before co-founding Continuum Analytics in 2011, Peter spent seven years at Enthought designing and developing applications for a variety of companies, including investment bankers, high-frequency trading firms, oil companies, and others. In 2007, Peter was named Director of Technical Architecture and served as client liaison on high-profile projects. Peter also developed Chaco, an open-source, Python-based toolkit for interactive data visualization. Peter's roles at Continuum Analytics include product design and development, software management, business strategy, and training.

Aron Ahmadia is a research scientist at Continuum Analytics. Aron holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University and has been working with Python for technical computing since 2003. Aron is one of the lead developers of PyClaw, an open-source, Python-based toolkit for modeling wave propagation at large scale. His software is used in academia, industry, and government, and runs on workstations, the cloud, and 65,536-core supercomputers. Aron has extensive experience teaching Python to industrial, academic, and government users, and has taught it as part of the curriculum for Software Carpentry courses across four continents.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons 00:05:25
  2. Lesson 1: Getting Set Up with the Analytical Python Ecosystem
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:55
    2. 1.1 Obtain the software 00:03:25
    3. 1.2 Explore the Python command line from IPython 00:03:22
    4. 1.3 Experiment and chronicle in the IPython Notebook 00:04:56
  3. Lesson 2: Basic Data Analysis with Python
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 2.1 Retrieve data from the web 00:05:25
    3. 2.2 Load, access and modify dictionaries of data 00:08:45
    4. 2.3 Analyze data in Python dictionaries 00:07:30
    5. 2.4 Understand advanced Python analytics 00:03:14
    6. 2.5 Visualize Python dictionary data with matplotlib 00:07:03
  4. Lesson 3: Numerical Analysis with NumPy
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:42
    2. 3.1 Understand NumPy 00:03:22
    3. 3.2 Create arrays of data in NumPy 00:07:47
    4. 3.3 Access and modify array elements 00:04:36
    5. 3.4 Compute on arrays 00:08:16
    6. 3.5 Understand advanced NumPy 00:25:35
  5. Lesson 4: Advanced Analytics with SciPy and sci-kit learn
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 4.1 Understand SciPy 00:00:59
    3. 4.2 Compute means, medians, quartiles, and other statistics 00:03:22
    4. 4.3 Fit data and interpolate 00:08:40
    5. 4.4 Understand sci-kit learn 00:03:44
  6. Lesson 5: Tabular Data Analysis with Pandas
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:58
    2. 5.1 Understand Pandas 00:02:18
    3. 5.2 Use series objects 00:04:21
    4. 5.3 Understand dataframes objects 00:04:28
    5. 5.4 Handle missing data 00:03:06
    6. 5.5 Perform input and output 00:04:43
    7. 5.6 Understand advanced Pandas 00:09:15
  7. Lesson 6: Overview of Python Visualization Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 6.1 Understand Python's graphical data exploration tools 00:11:52
    3. 6.2 Embed Python charts into graphical applications 00:06:12
    4. 6.3. Create web-based graphics from Python 00:10:46
    5. 6.4 Visualize 3D datasets using Python 00:04:07
  8. Summary
    1. Summary of Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python LiveLessons 00:02:44

Product information

  • Title: Fundamentals of Data Analytics in Python
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2013
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0133740005