This BA elective is an introduction to computational thinking about data-related problems and the implementation of data analysis programs with Python.
It starts at the very basics and is explicitly intended for students who have no or only little programming experience.
The course requires no specific previous knowledge, in particular no prior programming skills. You will need a computer/laptop to do the exercises and assignments. Any operating system (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux) is fine, as long as new software can be installed on the machine. We assume that you have elemental computer skills such as browser usage, storing files, installing programs, etc.
After finishing the course successfully, you will be able to:
* think computationally about data-related problems
* design programs for specific computational tasks
* write Python programs for specific computational tasks, including, e.g.,
- asking and reading input from the user
- loading data from files
- preprocessing and analyzing data
- performing calculations
- simulating processes
- visualizing data and results
- storing data and results into files
* validate Python programs for correct functioning
* document and describe Python programs
Do NOT register for this course if you already have experience with Python or another imperative programming language. The course is meant for students who have no or only very little programming skills yet.
Students from the Bachelor programs Computer Science, Information Science and Artificial Intelligence are not allowed to take this course as it overlaps too much with their mandatory courses (like INFOIMP, INFOB1CODE, INFOB1GP and INFOB1MOP).
You are also not allowed to take this course if you have already done a similar course in a different context. In that case we advise you to look at more advanced courses on programming, software development or data science.
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To participate in the retake exam, the original result must be at least a 4.