Python is a powerful, flexible, open source and widely-used programming language with many applications. I had an opportunity to facilitate a workshop on python4Data science at Arusha Technical College (ATC), Arusha -Tanzania. The workshop aimed to explores Python’s place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data science.
The workshop covered the following aspects:
- A thorough introduction to python programming.
- Introduction to scientific computing with numpy.
- Data Analysis and Data Visulisation with pandas, matplotlib and seaborn.
- Introduction to Machine Learning.
To demonstrate the power of python for data-science we used the following datasets from Tanzania opendata portal: Primary School Enrolment by Sex and Age and University Students Enrollment Degree & Non-Degree
All resources for this workshop can be accessed here.
We conducted this program together with Anthony Faustine, Dr. Dina Machuve and Eliyah Masesa.