These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

9th
Dec 2017
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 01:47
Hello
Good morning guys (it's actually 2:47am here).
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 09 2017 01:49
hello its 8:49 pm here
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 01:50
I need a little help with something. I am designing a data science curriculum for a class I teach and wanted to know if there was anything someone could point me to apart from the basic probability and python framworks
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 09 2017 01:52
what exactly are you wanting to look at data science is a very large field? Do you want more model building, or data munging/storage?
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 01:52
@mcbarlowe Wow!!!!... you must be in America then. I am in Nigeria and the only light around me is that of my phone.... weird but common.
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 09 2017 01:52
yes I live on the east coast of the US
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 01:54
@mcbarlowe I just want to get them started. It's like a beginners class
Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 09 2017 01:54
what background would your students have? What would they already know?
also if you don't know about Kaggle I would try there they have lots of beginner data sets to begin with and lots of tutorials on model building/machine learning
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 01:56
My students don't know Jack about Data science. I would be teaching in Python since it's easier and has a lot of tools.
this is a great article on gathering data by scraping and shaping it which would be the first step in any data science endeavor
Chikezie122
@Chikezie122
Dec 09 2017 02:28
Thanks @mcbarlowe I have signed up and also gone through the article.
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@camperbot
Dec 09 2017 02:28
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Matthew Barlowe
@mcbarlowe
Dec 09 2017 02:30
also I believe he's asleep now but @evaristoc knows a lot as well I'm sure he'll send you some suggestions as well tomorrow morning
Alice Jiang
@becausealice2
Dec 09 2017 04:24
I would also add that data science is a team sport and you're going to want to play to your students strengths and preferences. @Chikezie122
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Dec 09 2017 08:19
@Chikezie122 a quick GitHub search gives me this Python Data Science Handbook that might be a nice textbook for your curriculum.
@Chikezie122 DataCamp is also a nice, low barrier way of getting working with Python https://www.datacamp.com/courses/intro-to-python-for-data-science