Graduate-level introduction to coding and data science course offered

Coding and understanding of basic programming techniques are essential for students regardless of their field of studies. This course is tailored for graduate students with little to no previous programming experience that have a need for practical programming skills. Firstly, this course will introduce basic programming concepts (variables, conditions, loops, data structures, etc.), and the Python programming environment. The second half of this course will be a getting started guide for data analysis in Python including data manipulation and cleaning techniques. By the end of this course, students will be able to take tabular data, read it, clean it, manipulate it, and run basic statistical analyses using Python.

Starting this fall, Dr. Ranasinghe offers this revised version of the existing course SIE507 Information Systems Programming as a graduate-level course.