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Python for Excel Users: A Gentle Introduction

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This course will be an overview of:

  • Basic programming concepts – variables, conditional statements, functions, and loops.
  • Python and how its similar to and different from tools such as Excel, Tableau, and Alteryx.
  • Python's capabilities for machine learning and data analytics.
  • Reasons to learn and use Python.
  • Setting up Python on your computer.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify basic programming concepts – variables, conditional statements, functions, and loops, and know when to use them.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of Python compared to common tools like Excel, Tableau, Power BI, and Alteryx.
  • Recall how to install, load, and use common packages in Python.
  • Identify the purpose of popular Python packages for machine learning and data analytics.
  • Recall how to debug a simple Python script.

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