This repository provides the Jupyter notebooks and datasets for the Open University course Learn to Code for Data Analysis, which is available:
This repository does not contain the course materials. It contains:
To use the notebooks and data files for the course, click on the green 'Clone or download' button above. You will see a pop-up window with a button 'Download ZIP'. Click on it. The notebooks and data files will be downloaded as a compressed archive: a file with extension . The archive will be in the folder where your web browser usually puts downloaded files. You will need to double-click on the downloaded file to uncompress it, although your browser may have already done that automatically for you.
You should now have a sub-folder named or similar. You can rename the folder to whatever name you prefer. If you will be working on the course using your desktop, e.g. with Anaconda, you need to move that folder to anywhere within your home folder, so that Jupyter can find your notebooks and open them. If you will be working on the course using a web-based service, e.g. CoCalc, you need to upload the folder to that service.
Learn to Code for Data Analysis is a hands-on introduction to computer programming and data analysis. It teaches how to access open data and clean, analyse and visualise it. It adopts a reproducible research approach: the data analysis is written up and publicly shared with the code used in the analysis.
The course teaches how to write computer programs, one line of code at a time, to download, clean, analyse and visualise open data (using line charts, bar charts and scatterplots). The course also teaches how to write up and share data analyses in a reproducible way.
Each part of the course is organised around a specific analysis project using open data from the World Health Organisation, the Weather Underground, the World Bank and the United Nations.
All coding and data analysis is done with tools used by professional scientists: the Python programming language, the pandas data analysis library and the Jupyter Notebooks programming environment.
The course does not assume prior experience in programming, data analysis, or statistics, but it requires basic numeracy and digital skills, like understanding percentages and working with files and folders.
The course was written by Michel Wermelinger (parts 1 and 3), Rob Griffiths (part 2) and Tony Hirst (part 4).
Notebooks and resources for the Open University Course TM112 Introduction to computing and information technology 2 Block 2 Week 6 geolocation activities.
Notebooks are provided for the following activities:
You should be able to find the notebooks in either the folder or the folder depending on which notebook server you are running.
This library explores various ways in which Jupyter notebooks can embed third party interactive materials to provide scaffolded support for students learning Python as their first text-based programming language.
Tool support includes:
Examples are also provided of how to use Jupyter notebooks to display interactive, code executing presentations.
As well as running the library contents using the classic Jupyter notebooks interface, you can also open them in a environment.
Having started a notebook session, simple modify the URL from something like: