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Online Course On Computational Thinking And Data science

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Introduction to Computational Thinking And Data science course is a free course offered by MITx.

This course aimed at students with some prior programming experience in Python and a rudimentary knowledge of computational complexity.

Free online courses from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology- a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861- is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Interested candidates can enroll for this online course on or before March 7, 2017.

6.00.2x will teach you how to use computation

About this course:

  • 6.00.2x will teach you how to use computation to accomplish a variety of goals and provides you with a brief introduction to a variety of topics in computational problem-solving.
  • This course is aimed at students with some prior programming experience in Python and a rudimentary knowledge of computational complexity.
  •  You will spend a considerable amount of time writing programs to implement the concepts covered in the course. 
  • For example, you will write a program that will simulate a robot vacuum cleaning a room or will model the population dynamics of viruses replicating and drug treatments in a patient's body

What are the topics covered?

Topics covered include:

  • Advanced programming in Python 3.
  • Knapsack problem, Graphs, and graph optimization.
  • Dynamic programming.
  • Plotting with the pylab package.
  • Random walks.
  • Probability, Distributions.
  • Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Curve fitting.
  • Statistical fallacies.

What is learned?

  • Plotting with the pylab package.
  • Stochastic programming and statistical thinking.
  • Monte Carlo simulations.

Duration of the course?

  • Length: 10 weeks
  • Effort: 15 hours per week
  • Price: Free. Add a verified certificate for $49
  • Institution: MITx
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Languages: English
  • Video transcripts: English

For further information & to register click to the official website.

Also, read: Online Course On Fundamentals Of Computer Science By IIT BombayX

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