IEORE4572 Data Analytics and Python for OR

Instructor: Hardeep Johar

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the basics of programming in Python and to give you a working knowledge of how to use programs to deal with data. Data is the lifeblood of an organization competency in programming is an essential skill for successfully extracting information and knowledge from data. In this course we will first cover the basics of programming and then focus on using Python on the entire data management process from data acquisition to analysis of data big data and small data. At the end of this course you can expect to be familiar with working with relational databases, using SQL based languages such as MySql, dealing with formatted data (XML, JSON, etc.), using Python to work with and analyze data from databases as well as from the web, and using Big Data processing frameworks like Hadoop and MapReduce. This is an intensive hands on course so be prepared for a lot of work and a significant time commitment. But your reward proficiency in data management skills will be substantial.

This course will count as an IEOR Technical Elective.

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