Why learn with Intro to Data Science?
Understanding how to work with data is important for data scientists... and roles spanning from creative and marketing to sales and finance.
Dabble in data science by learning about Python and then applying it to real-world scenarios.
All of our introductory lessons are free so you can see if data science is right for you before committing to a career-changing data science course.
Free intro to data science lessons from Flatiron
Every industry in the world stands to gain from better data insights and people who can comb through, digest, present, and make data-driven decisions.
This is why data analysts and data scientists are so important — to help companies identify actionable insights and make business decisions. But data is also important for people in any role — data insights are valuable in everything from sales, marketing, development, and even creative.
Perhaps the single most important language in data analysis, Python is a popular, beginner-friendly general-purpose programming language. Python's versatility has made it extremely popular across many disciplines — it's used for data science, scientific computing, machine learning, analytics, data visualization, animation, databases, and web applications.
Perfect for: Beginners interested in how coding works with data analysis
Topics covered: Python data types, list data types, assigning lists to a variable, using the Index of items in a list, adding and removing items on a list, changing and comparing items in a listLearn Python
In this exploration of data visualization, you'll analyze the lyrics from Beach Boys' famous song, Barbara Ann, and use Python to make word clouds and frequency tables. You'll also dive into basic data visualization techniques and how to use Python to execute them.
Perfect for: Beginners interested in data visualization
Topics Covered: String data types, variables, string methods, sets vs. lists, graphing frequencies, word cloudsLearn Word Clouds & Python
Hotels often face difficult decisions: should we overbook rooms to optimize our profit? And what is the cost of doing so when more people show up than we have capacity?
In these lessons, you’ll be taking a step-by-step approach to tackle this problem. You’ll learn how you can simulate a problem like this in Python in a similar way as you would do in other data science applications.
Perfect for: Intermediates interested in how data can impact business
Topics Covered: Designing a Bernoulli experiment, visualizing a Bernoulli experiment, using Python to analyze resultsLearn Binomial Distribution
Thinking about a career in tech, but not sure how to get there? No matter your background, Flatiron School career coaches can help craft your personal brand and get you interview ready. Flatiron School’s free lesson — Career Prep Lite — is a sneak peek into career coaching at Flatiron School.
Perfect for: Beginners interested in starting a bootcamp; beginners who want to know how to best think about the job search after a tech bootcamp; beginners who want to know more about the career services offered at Flatiron School
Topics Covered: Career coaching at Flatiron School, how we support your job search, the importance of personal branding, how your career coach helps with mock job interviews, how to put together a resume to get into tech, and more.Start Career Prep Lite
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Frequently asked questions about data science at Flatiron School
In addition to our free introductory data science workshops, Flatiron School specializes in flagship career-change courses.
Our immersive Data Science course is offered at full-time and flexible paces so that anyone looking to change their life through education has the flexibility and accessibility to make that investment.
Learn more about Flatiron School and our flagship Data Science courses below.