Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Data Analysis with Python

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION Most doctoral researchers generate or measure data in their research which they would like to analyse, process and visualise. Python is one of the easiest and widely-used programming languages which allows reading and writing from files, and plotting data in very few lines of code. It is open-source (free) and runs on any operating system. This workshop will assume no prior experience with programming whatsoever, and will guide researchers to write their first Python script, process basic datasets, and visualise the data.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- write a basic script in Python;
- make use of standard libraries, such as numpy, pandas and matplotlib;
- make use of basic data structures;
- perform numerical operations on data;
- read and write data to and from a file;
- visualise data using several plots.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Part 1 - Date: 18 Oct 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ A - Part 2 - Date: 25 Oct 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Part 1 - Date: 5 Mar 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Part 2 - Date: 26 Mar 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Jean Paul Ebejer
Gianluca Valentino

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