Computing for Data Analysis: Methods and Tools
The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Start Date: 21 Aug, 2017
  • Self-Paced
  • Study Content: Videos


A hands-on introduction to basic programming principles and practice relevant to modern data analysis, data mining, and machine learning.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and Edx partnership.

Please note that the verified certificate option is not currently open for this course. Please enroll in the audit track and you will be emailed when the verified certificate option is open for enrollment.


The modern data analysis pipeline involves collection, preprocessing, storage, analysis, and interactive visualization of data.


The goal of this course, part of the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, is for you to learn how to build these components and connect them using modern tools and techniques.


In the course, you’ll see how computing and mathematics come together. For instance, “under the hood” of modern data analysis lies numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, and elementary data processing algorithms and data structures. Together, they form the foundations of numerical and data-intensive computing.


The hands-on component of this course will develop your proficiency with modern analytical tools. You will learn how to mash up Python, R, and SQL through Jupyter notebooks, among other tools. Furthermore, you will apply these tools to a variety of real-world datasets, thereby strengthening your ability to translate principles into practice.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with Edx.

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