/Learn to Code for Data Analysis

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Provided by: Open University

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: Anytime

Subjects: Coding, Data Analytics, Data Science, Python

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Software and data make the world go round. Learn programming, to analyse and visualise open data, with this free course.


This course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You’ll learn how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.


You’ll code in Python, a widely used programming language across all disciplines.


You will write up analyses and do coding exercises using the popular Jupyter Notebooks platform, which allows you to see immediately the result of running your code and helps you identify – and fix – any errors more easily.


You will also look at real data from the World Health Organisation, the World Bank and other organisations.


This course can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course provides an introduction to data analysis and computer programming using the popular programming language, Python. The course assumes a familiarity with using computers and installing software. It does not assume prior experience of computer programming.

What will I learn

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand basic programming and data analysis concepts
  • recognise open data sources as a public resource
  • use a programming environment to develop programs
  • write simple programs to analyse large bodies of data and produce useful results.
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