IT Python for Data Analysis

Course Code: DA3PYT


3 Day(s)

Course Type

Public or Private

Max Delegates


Delivery Style


Python is one of the top programming languages in the world and continues to grow

One of the biggest changes in science in recent years has been the availability of huge amounts of data (“Big Data”, the “Data Deluge” etc). Scientists are now using computers to discover relationships that are too complex for us humans to spot. We’re discovering new ways of using Machine Learning to mine often unstructured data in order to find anomalies, patterns and correlations within large datasets in order to predict outcomes.


It turns out that Python was in the right place at the right time. From it’s humble beginnings, Python has become probably the most popular language to help us reap Business Intelligence from our data.


This 3-day introduction course will get you started by understanding the basics.

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Who is this course for

Anyone wishing to learn more about using Python for Data Analysis. A background in programming will be helpful but by no means essential.

Purpose of the course

This course gives you a hands-on 3 days with the Python language, giving you the essentials and confidence that you need to start using the Python language in a production environment.

You will learn how to

  • Understand the fundamental features of the Python programming language

  • Explore different popular IDEs, and understand their strengths and weaknesses

  • Compare and contrast the major Python Package Installers, pip and Conda

  • Understand and use Python Virtual Environments

  • Use IPython and the JupyterLab environment to easily get started on the path to Data Analysis

  • Use the built-in Python Data Structures that help with Data Analysis, namely Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries and Sets

  • Use the key data structures from the NumPy and pandas libraries, namely the ndarray, Series and DataFrames

  • Use the key features from the Matplotlib and Seaborn libraries to help visualise your data.


None.  Although a programming background will be helpful.

Benefits for you as an individual

With the advancement of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics, the demand for experts with Python skills is rising significantly. As well as being popular for Data Science, Python is also widely used in web development, scientific computing, game development and a host of other application areas. In the 2019 TIOBE index, Python comes in as the 3rd most popular language , ahead of C++, C# and JavaScript. In the Stack Overflow Developer Survey for 2019, Python sits comfortably in first place as the most wanted programming language. Python also ranks second in the "most loved" category. The survey also states that Python is the fastest-growing major programming language today.

Benefits for your organisation

Organisations are using Data Mining techniques to gain new insights to help, for example, increase revenues, cut costs, improve customer relationships and reduce risks..   

Introduction to Phython

  • Data Science
  • Introduction to Python
  • Python IDEs
  • Turtle Graphics

Python Environments

  • A Brief History of Python Package Installation
  • Python Environments
  • Alternatives to pip
  • Anaconda

IPython and Jupyter

  • Python for Data Analysis
  • IPython and Jupyter
  • REPLs
  • The Python Interpreter
  • IPython
  • IPython Notebook
  • The Jupyter Project
  • JupyterLab
  • Are Scientific Papers Dead?
  • An Example Analysis

Python Data Structures

  • Strings, Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries and Sets
  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Tuples
  • Tuples vs Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Sets
  • List, Set and Dict Comprehensions


  • NumPy Overview
  • Importing NumPy
  • The ndarray


  • Overview of pandas
  • Series
  • DataFrames

Data Visualisation

  • Data Visualisation Overview
  • Series
  • DataFrames

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