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I heard someone in the class mention a youtube channel that was very helpful...

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https://pythonprogramming.net/data-analysis-tutorials/

This is a very useful page that really helped me learn the functional use of python for analytics quickly. He also has a youtube channel "Sentdex" (https://www.youtube.com/user/sentdex) with a lot of free and great content. On this page he talks about machine learning techniques like k means and training an svm, but also data visulization and tutorials on pandas, matpotlib, and even nltk.

To learn the syntax of Python Quickly I would check out a python tutorial. There are a ton out there, but one that I think is simple yet effective is on the page "FreeCodeCamp.org"

Hope this helps!

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Another pandas video tutorial: https://www.dataschool.io/easier-data-analysis-with-pandas/

(However, it may be better to learn some more basic Python before the pandas library?)

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If you prefer to learn from videos instead of textbooks and random web resources, this "massive open online course" that just started provides a good supplement to this course, covering similar topics on pandas, etc.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/python-data-analysis/home/week/1

Note that the website may try to encourage you to pay for a certificate, but I think you can "audit" the course for free.

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kaggle.com is kind of a big deal in the data science world. They host competitions. They have a bunch of data sets. AND, they are now also offering free short courses & tutorials.

Here's a 7-day intro-to-Python course: https://www.kaggle.com/page/7-day-python-challenge

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