Course Report Webinar: How is Python Used for Data Science?
By Carlos Russo • September 21, 2020
Python is one of the world's most popular programming languages. In fact, in 2018, 66% of data scientists reported using Python every day. During a recent webinar with Course Report, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kimberly Fessel discusses how Python is used for data science and goes over how much Python you should know before starting a data science bootcamp. She also talks about the Metis Python for Beginners course, which was designed for those who aren't familiar with Python and looking to learn the fundamentals. In the post, Kimberly also shares some of her favorite free Python learning resources.
I came across a question on Quora that boiled down to: "How can I learn machine learning in six months?" I started to write up a short answer, but it quickly snowballed into a huge discussion of the pedagogical approach I used and how I made the transition from physics nerd to physics-nerd-with-machine-learning-in-his-toolbelt to data scientist. Here's a roadmap highlighting major points along the way.