Warning: Do _NOT_ "mess with" any existing Python installation on your computer. If you do, expect your operating system to stop working, and for the "fix" to be a real pain, at best. You might have to reinstall your OS from scratch.
You can install Anaconda without messing up the Python installation that came with your OS, and on which your OS is probably dependent.
The SciPy Lecture Notes, especially Chapter 1, "Getting started with Python for Science".
The code and data files for Learning IPython for Interactive Computing and Data Visualization Please see page xi of this book for instructions on receiving this code.
The code and data files for IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook. Once you have the Git version of Bitbucket or Github installed, go to the command line/ terminal and enter:
You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.
Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.
Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.
Visualization and analysis of engineering data via collaborative computing using the Python programming language and some of its many application frameworks. Python programming is covered from the beginning, but at a rapid pace.
Students in a single learning community will use the same tools (Python 3, Anaconda, IPython, NumPy, SciPy, and Matplotlib) to develop and demonstrate their capabilities in these topics.
This course is one of our courses in Data Science.
This Online Learning course begins on August 22, 2017 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:59 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:59 pm on December 11, 2017, in the Eastern time zone.Back to Top
SSE 550 or permission of the professor.
Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.Back to Top
Percent of Term Grade
|Direct Activity Report 1||
|Direct Activity Report 2||
|Direct Activity Report 3||
Credit will be given only for original work.
The Mercer University Honor Code, including its provisions for academic honesty (including plagiarism), applies to all Mercer students.
Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.
All course work time is categorized as either Direct or Non-Direct (but not both). More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs. Please read these pages very carefully.
Federal and regional accreditation requirements stipulate that a 3-credit hour course must include 150 minutes of direct instruction time per week. For this course, that direct instruction time includes"
In addition to the 150 minutes of direct instruction time each week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 300 additional minutes per week completing reading and writing assignments:
All deliverables (Activity Reports and Project Reports) are due on their assigned dates.
Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.
More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .
All Direct Activity Reports include a Direct Activity Log, and may include additional supporting material at your discretion.
All Project Reports include a Non-Direct Activity Log, in addition to your work on the project.
There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".
|August 22, 2017||December 11, 2017||Course in Progress|
|August 22, 2017||Subscribe to the course listserv.|
|September 18, 2017||Direct Activity Report 1 due|
|August 22, 2017||October 4, 2017||Work on Project 1|
|October 4, 2017||Project 1 due|
|October 30, 2017||
Direct Activity Report 2 due
Project 2 due
|December 11, 2017||
Direct Activity Report 3 due
Project 3 due
Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:59 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:59 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.