Path overview

In this path, you’ll learn how to use application program interfaces (APIs) and powerful web scraping tools to create truly unique and targeted datasets. You’ll also learn how to automate the process of putting unstructured data into an organized and understandable dataset.
Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

    • Performing queries on external data sources using an API with R
    • Collecting data from the web using a variety of web scraping tools
    • Identifying and overcoming common setbacks in practical data analysis

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Learning resources

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Do You Need a Certificate to Become a Data Analyst?

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An Objective Comparison Between R vs Python for Data Analysis

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