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Getting Started With Python, Matplotlib, and Pandas

Matt Harrison (MetaSnake)
Data Science Regent Parlor
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
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Have you been wondering what the big deal is with Python? Why are so many companies using it?

You can learn the basics of Python in less than a day and start being productive with it. Its succinctness and power enable data scientists to explore and examine data quickly and with agility.

This hands-on tutorial will show you firsthand the power of Python. It will cover:

  • REPL
  • Getting help
  • Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Whitespace
  • Iteration
  • Slicing
  • I/O
  • Exceptions
  • Plotting with Matplotlib
  • Data wrangling with Pandas

Please come with a laptop that has Python 2.7 installed (we’ll cover the differences in Python 3). The format will be a series of brief lectures followed by hands-on assignments.

Participants will also receive an ebook and handouts that covers the content.

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Matt Harrison


Matt is a Python fanatic. He has authored best selling books on the subject, spoken at OSCON, PyCON, SCALE, and local user groups in Utah and the Bay Area, and taught many. He has over a dozen years of Python experience analyzing and optimizing manufacturing yields, writing websites, tooling and scripts for search engines, build systems, and business intelligence.

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Matt Harrison
11/04/2013 4:12am EST

Here is the first deck.

Charles Menguy
11/01/2013 8:29am EDT

Is it possible to have the slides, or a github repository with the code samples?

Marek K Kolodziej
10/30/2013 4:36pm EDT

Would it be possible to post the slides here, like the other speakers have?


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