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Census with Python

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Python or previous basic knowelge about Python

U.S. Census Bureau conducts surveys on demographic, economic and population data. In this class, we will introduce Census Data Products; learn how to access Decennial Census of Population and Housing and American Community Survey using Census API. We will also anlyze the data with Python Pandas library. 

Introduction to Python

Prerequisites:

None

Overview:

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces you to Python, one of the most popular programming languages. This is a workshop for absolute beginners. If you have some background in Python, please skip this one and check out other Python-related workshops.

The Absolute Basics of Jupyter Notebooks

Every day, thousands (if not more) of programmers, statisticians, data scientists, information professionals, and journalists use Jupyter, an open-source web app that interactively presents live code augmented with visualizations and narrative text. Known as Notebooks, these interactive scripts are perfect for working with (or teaching) coding, as well as telling an unusual story aided by visuals. In this short course, we introduce the basics of installing Jupyter and creating your first notebook.