## Data Analysis Course Week 4 (Part 3)

I’ve been having a fair bit of trouble with this week’s part of the course. I asked if anyone had any tips and encountered a few others on the course who are also struggling. The general advice is to just copy the notebook and change the bits that are necessary. This is fine – and […]

## Data Analysis Course Week 4 (Part 2)

I tried to start today by finishing off the exercise I was getting frustrated with yesterday but I’m still having no luck. I keep getting errors when I run the cells in Jupyter and so I have the feeling that I’ve not quite understood this section. Maybe the variables in the examples I’ve been given […]

## Data Analysis Course Week 4 (Part 1)

Today I hope to have the final week of my Data Analysis course completed. As I hurt my back over the weekend, however, I might not be able to. Sitting at my desk on a dining chair is not the best idea and a computer chair should probably be on the list of things to […]

## Data Analysis Course Week 3

This week I’m working on combining and transforming data with details on life expectancy and GDP from the World Bank. The aim is to see if people in richer countries have a longer life expectancy. The data you download from the World Bank is extensive, so to make it easier to work with, I’ll be […]

## Data Analysis Course Week 2 (Part 2)

Continuing from my efforts yesterday, I’ll be finishing week 2 of the data analysis course. There’s not much more to do, but I didn’t want to rush myself to get everything done before I went climbing. And climbing is important too – as an unemployed bum living in the ass-end of nowhere, it’s one of […]

## Start of the Data Analysis Course

Today I started my 4 week FutureLearn data analysis course. It’s a free course that will give me the basics of analysing data, and will just happen to help me learn the basics of a new coding language: Python. I progressed through the first couple of pages very quickly – these were mostly an introduction […]

## Starting Over

I’ve decided to start to learn to code again. For a little background: Late in 2011, and after much prodding from friends, I decided to learn C#. I’d had some experience in PHP, making a website at university and my early versions of this portfolio, but I felt like I wasn’t learning how to program, […]