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It's all open-source so the cost of participating is nil. Other components will be added to this current structure.
An overview is listed below. Click the Outline tab for all of the details.
The goal is to learn quickly so we supplement text with other original content.
Have a look at a recent video. We start at the beginner level, and add difficulty as we climb the learning curves.
Which 8 math functions should Python beginners learn first? (4:56)
Didn't catch something? We include the whole video tutorial script.
This is how we show code in sentences
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We're working on quizzes too. Click the box for the answer.
Below is a summary of Projects and each one encompasses about 10 tasks. All video and web-page tutorials, or tasks, can be accessed by clicking on the Outline button.
In the opening project we select the Operating System appropriate for building data science projects that can scale, while walking through an installation.
In the second project we get a feel for Linux, navigate the system, learn how commands work, review the setup, install software and get ready to code.
In our third step we install Python and play with strings, variables, relationship operators, keywords and escape sequences. It isn't as fun as crunching data will be later, but this is a necessary first step with our main programming language.
Next, we'll learn a little HTML and CSS because browsers will be with us for a long time. (Coming up next after a revamp of the content and delivery)
Q: What is the best way to access the videos without
getting lost on YouTube?
A: Two options here. First, go straight to the YouTube Playlist (opens a new window), or second, use the navigation at our Outline.
Q: Which programs will we use?
A: See the first page and video called Learn Data Science for a quick run-down.
Q: What are the prerequisites?
A: Have a familiarity with spreadsheets, basic statistics, computers and a strong desire to learn.
Q: Is this tutorial series free?
A: Yes, it is ad-supported. Please tell your friends so future tutorials remain free.
Q: When will additional content be released?
A: This open-ended series started in Q1 2017 and will continue intermittently depending on other company projects and, of course, feedback plus demand.
Q: Can I alter the speed of video playback?
A: Yes. Follow this line to YouTube's HTML5 help page to ensure your browser is compatible. If so, click the settings cog to alter playback speed.
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