Boston Predictive Analytics - Data Scientist Workshop Using Python

When: Sun December 02, 2012 1:00 pm

Organization: Boston Predictive Analytics

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Predictive-Analytics/events/90832822/

 

This afternoon of talks will cover some basic libraries for Python data science.  The session is a part of the data science weekend that includes R-Bootcamps and the theoretical and R-oriented machine learning session on Sunday morning. The Python topics covered here are stand-alone modules. This content has been chosen to both complement and extend upon the prior sessions.

Prerequisites: Ideal would be basic python knowledge, although if you're just interested in seeing what Python can do for you, it's a pretty easy language to read.  If you want to install and try to follow along, the simplest method is to install the Enthought free distribution, which will solve many installation problems you might have with the necessary libraries:

http://www.enthought.com/products/epd_free.php.

You will then want to install pandas, scikit-learn, statsmodels, and patsy (links below).  If you want to go-it-alone, you should minimally get Python 2.7 and then install numpy, IPython, matplotlib, scipy, and  then the other libraries.