Tag: Python

Tutorial: Demystifying Python Lists

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with Python lists as one of the most powerful data types in Python. After you finish this tutorial, you’ll know the following: How to define Python lists How to create Python lists and access or change items within them How to create a list of lists How […]

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A Complete Guide to Python Virtual Environments

In this tutorial, we’ll learn about Python virtual environments, the benefits of using virtual environments, and how to work inside virtual environments. After you finish this tutorial, you’ll understand the following: What Python virtual environments are The benefits of working in virtual environments How to create, activate, deactivate, and delete virtual environments How to install […]

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Tutorial: How to Write a For Loop in Python

Most tasks we encounter in our everyday lives are repetitive. While these tasks may become boring to humans, computers can handle repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently. We’ll learn how in this tutorial. This tutorial is for Python beginners, but if you’ve never written a line of code before, you may want to complete our free-to-start […]

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Tutorial: Installing Python on Windows

Python is a popular open-source, high-level programming language. It’s intuitive, and it offers many helpful tools and libraries — Python is a powerful data science asset to have in your toolkit. To start working with Python, we first need to download it and install it on our operating system (in this case, Windows). How to […]

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Tutorial: Installing Python on Mac

Python is one of the most powerful programming languages, mostly used in data science, machine learning, and big data analytics. So, installing Python is essential for all programmers. As a novice programmer, you may be wondering how to install or update Python on your Mac properly. Here, we will walk through the different ways of […]

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Learner Spotlight – Viktoria Jorayeva

Meet Viktoria Jorayeva, a Ukrainian student who made the transition from philology to data science in just a few months with Dataquest. As a person from a non-technical, non-mathematical background, breaking into the field of data science was possible thanks to Dataquest’s data science career path. Her story is a true inspiration to learners around […]

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Learner Spotlight: Solange Van Der Kolff

Meet Solange, a software engineer who got into data science because she wanted to contribute to society. She chose Dataquest to help her prepare for a database migration. Here’s her story… 1. First, what are your preferred pronouns? She/her 2. All right, Solange! What’s your current job title? At which company? I am a software […]

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Most Helpful Python Libraries for Data Cleaning in 2021

Most surveys indicate that data scientists and data analysts spend 70-80% of their time cleaning and preparing data for analysis. For many data workers, the cleaning and preparation of data is also their least favorite part of their job, so they spend the other 20-30% of their time complaining about it . . . or […]

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Learner Spotlight: Gino Parages

Meet Gino Parages, a former sales and IT business analyst with no coding skills who decided it was time to learn coding to give his career a boost. He chose Dataquest to help him achieve his learning goals and land the job he wanted. Here’s his story… Q: First, what are your preferred pronouns? A: […]

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How Dataquest Helped an SEO Expert Save Tons of Time

Antoine Eripret, the SEO Lead at Liligo.com, decided to learn Python for SEO because he realized he was wasting time. He got interested in search engine optimization as a student, and entered the industry full-time after getting his Masters in 2016. As he built experience in the field, he says, “I realized that I was […]

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11 Real World Applications for Python Skills

Python is one of the most frequently-recommended programming languages. You’ve probably heard people say that’s because it’s relatively easy to learn — and that’s true! But is Python actually useful? What are some of the real-world applications for Python skills once you’ve got them? In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common […]

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Python Practice: Free Ways To Improve Your Python Skills

Getting good Python practice can help solidify your coding skills. Here are some of the best resources for practicing Python:

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Tutorial: Web Scraping with Python Using Beautiful Soup

Learn how to scrape the web with Python! The internet is an absolutely massive source of data — data that we can access using web scraping and Python! In fact, web scraping is often the only way we can access data. There is a lot of information out there that isn’t available in convenient CSV […]

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45 Fun (and Unique) Python Project Ideas for Easy Learning

Building projects is an extremely succesful way to learn, but building Python projects for beginners can be difficult. Learn how to build with success!

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Beginner Python Tutorial: Analyze Your Personal Netflix Data

How much time have you spent watching The Office on Netflix? Find out with this entry-level tutorial on analyzing your own Netflix usage data!

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