Free

Python classroom training (Introductory) for PPP/Census teams

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Room - see description.

Office for National Statistics

Titchfield

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Course description: A practical introduction to Python, focusing on uses for ONS/Census data. Classroom input will build on learning from DataCamp on-line modules, so please ensure that you cover the pre-requisite learning and technical requirements below. Delivered by a trainer from Data Science Campus (DSC)/Learning Academy.

Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of the uses and benefits of Python, including data wrangling and other operations.
  • Introduction to Data Science Workbench
  • Examples and practice, using Python with Census-related data
  • Hints and tips to help you make the most of Python

Target group: This course is suitable for those in analytical roles who need to develop Python skills for data manipulation/analysis. It is recommended that delegates make use of their Python skills after attending the course, in order to consolidate learning; this could be via projects in their own teams, across teams or there may be opportunities to link with DSC projects.

Pre-requisites: ** You must have completed the DataCamp course Intro to Python for Data Science prior to attending**. This course is accessible by anyone who creates a DataCamp account (please use your ONS email address) and takes approximately four hours to complete.

Additional optional courses: Staff who wish to achieve a higher level of understanding and familiarity with Python could do so by completing these additional recommended DataCamp courses:

  1. Intermediate Python for Data Science
  2. Cleaning Data in Python
  3. Pandas Foundations

These three DataCamp courses require a 'seat', which gives access to all of DataCamp’s content. Seats have been purchased for use by these teams: Beyond 2021 Research and Design, 2021 Census Processing, 2021 Census Statistical Design and DaaS. You can BOOK a seat.

Technical requirements: You will need to load software onto your laptop and undertake some brief test exercises prior to the session. Instructions will be issued to course delegates.

Times and venues:

9.30am to 4.15pm 13 March 4307E/4308E

9.30am to 4.15pm 16 May 4307E/4308E

Contact: If you have queries or any individual requirements that you would want the trainer to be aware of, please contact the organiser at Census.Learning.and.Development@ons.gov.uk

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Room - see description.

Office for National Statistics

Titchfield

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved