Introduction to Data Science

Subject Name: 
Cognitive Science
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Hampshire College
Description: Data Science is a field that uses computational tools to extract insight from large data sets. In this class will discuss topics in Data Science including data visualization, how to manipulate data sets (data wrangling), and how to make predictions from data (machine learning). Students will learn how to use the R programming language to analyze data. Assignments will consist of weekly problem sets that cover newly introduced topics, and a midterm and a final project. By the end of the class students should be able to effectively visualize and analyze data in order to extract information for large data sets. There is no prerequisite for this class, but past programming experience will be useful.
Mind, Brain, and Information Quantitative Skills In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, research. There is a $10 lab fee for this course
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Introduction to Data Science
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Ethan Meyers 12:30PM-01:50PM TU;12:30PM-01:50PM TH Adele Simmons Hall 126;Adele Simmons Hall 126