- Code COMP7230
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Note: Non-DADAN/MADAN students wanting to enrol in the non-standard session offerings are required to seek approval from their Program Convener.
This course teaches introductory programming within a problem-solving framework applicable to data science. There is an emphasis on designing and writing small programs to solve data science problems that include data processing, data manipulation and data visualisation tasks. Testing and debugging are seen as integral to programming for data science. The course will also teach how to effectively use popular data science libraries for data analysis and manipulation. It will provide skills for tackling the `messiness' of real-world computer systems, libraries and their different versions, and data with a particular focus on solving problems using knowledge available on the Web. The course will be taught using the Python programming language. It will also require students to work collaboratively on software programs using the Git version control system and DevOps tools.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe basic data types, operators, functions and the flow of execution in Python
- Articulate appropriate Web queries to retrieve existing solutions to programming problems
- Apply fundamental programming concepts, using the Python high-level general-purpose programming language, to solve data processing problems
- Critically implement fundamental data structures in Python for data cleaning, indexing, querying, sorting, aggregating and merging operations
- Appraise the fundamentals of some of the most widely used Python packages for data processing and related data processing problems
- Use a version control, task management and continuous integration system to enable group interactions and collaborative coding
- Develop data processing programs that read, transform, analyse and deploy/visualise data
- Generate project reports and package and document Python programs for demonstration purposes
Students not enrolled in programs GCDE, DADAN, MADAN or CADAN, who wish to enrol must apply for a permission code by contacting CECC Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Approval will only be given for exceptional cases of need, not cases of convenience, and only after approval from the student's program convenor that the need is justified.
Students will need to install the following software programs in order to successfully complete this course:
- Programming assignments (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Online software challenges (20) [LO 1,4]
- Group Software Assignment (30) [LO 4,5,6,7,8]
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Approx 130 hours
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