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Python for Data

Resources to learn and use the Open Source Programming Environment Python for Data Science.

About this Guide

Python is an open source programming language that’s easy to learn and the most popular starting point for software developers transitioning into data science and analytics. It integrates well with web applications and has very strong library support for almost all common data science tasks.

If you do not otherwise need to program, you will likely find it easier to use R., the statistical programming language.

This guide is a work in progress and will continuously be updated as new resources become available!

Considering Alternatives

Python 3 is now the default. However, many older resources you may find will use Python 2. Just be aware of what version is being taught. The Python wiki summarizes the differences.

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