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## About Erudition

## About Course

**Erudition’s Python course helps you gain expertise in Quantitative Analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers by transforming your career into Data Scientist role. You will use libraries like Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, Scikit and master the concepts like Python Machine Learning Algorithms such as Regression, Clustering, Decision Trees, Random Forest, Naïve Bayes and Q-Learning and Time Series. Throughout the Course, you’ll be solving real-life case studies on Media, Healthcare, Social Media, Aviation, HR and so on.**

## Curriculum

#### Introduction to Python

**Learning Objectives:** You will get a brief idea of what Python is and touch on the basics.

**Topics:**

- Overview of Python
- Different Applications where Python is used
- Values, Types, Variables
- Conditional Statements
- Command Line Arguments

- The Companies using Python
- Discuss Python Scripts on UNIX/Windows
- Operands and Expressions
- Loops
- Writing to the screen

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Creating “Hello World” code
- Demonstrating Conditional Statements

- Variables
- Demonstrating Loops

**Skills:**

- Fundamentals of Python programming

#### Deep Dive – Functions, OOPs, Modules, Errors and Exceptions

**Learning Objectives:** In this Module, you will learn how to create generic python scripts, how to address errors/exceptions in code and finally how to extract/filter content using regex.

**Topics:**

- Functions
- Global Variables
- Lambda Functions
- Standard Libraries
- The Import Statements
- Package Installation Ways
- Handling Multiple Exceptions

- Function Parameters
- Variable Scope and Returning Values
- Object-Oriented Concepts
- Modules Used in Python
- Module Search Path
- Errors and Exception Handling

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Functions – Syntax, Arguments, Keyword Arguments, Return Values
- Sorting – Sequences, Dictionaries, Limitations of Sorting
- Packages and Module – Modules, Import Options, sys Path

- Lambda – Features, Syntax, Options, Compared with the Functions
- Errors and Exceptions – Types of Issues, Remediation

**Skills:**

- Error and Exception management in Python

- Working with functions in Python

#### Data Manipulation

**Learning Objectives:** Through this Module, you will understand in detail about Data Manipulation.

**Topics:**

- Basic Functionalities of a data object
- Concatenation of data objects
- Exploring a Dataset

- Merging of Data objects
- Types of Joins on data objects
- Analysing a dataset

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Pandas Function- Ndim(), axes(), values(), head(), tail(), sum(), std(), iteritems(), iterrows(), itertuples()
- Aggregation
- Merging

- GroupBy operations
- Concatenation
- Joining

**Skills:**

- Python in Data Manipulation

#### Introduction to Machine Learning with Python

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn the concept of Machine Learning and its types.

**Topics:**

- Python Revision (numpy, Pandas, scikit learn, matplotlib)
- Machine Learning Use-Cases
- Machine Learning Categories
- Gradient descent

- What is Machine Learning?
- Machine Learning Process Flow
- Linear Regression

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Linear Regression – Boston Dataset

**Skills:**

- Machine Learning concepts
- Linear Regression Implementation

- Variables
- Demonstrating Loops

#### Supervised Learning - I

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn Supervised Learning Techniques and their

implementation, for example, Decision Trees, Random Forest Classifier etc.

**Topics:**

- What are Classification and its use cases?
- Algorithm for Decision Tree Induction
- Confusion Matrix

- What is Decision Tree?
- Creating a Perfect Decision Tree
- What is Random Forest?

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Implementation of Logistic regression
- Random forest

- Decision tree

**Skills:**

- Supervised Learning concepts
- Evaluating model output

- Implementing different types of Supervised Learning algorithms

#### Dimensionality Reduction

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn about the impact of dimensions within data. You will be taught to perform factor analysis using PCA and compress dimensions. Also, you will be developing LDA model.

**Topics:**

- Introduction to Dimensionality
- PCA
- Scaling dimensional model

- Why Dimensionality Reduction
- Factor Analysis
- LDA

**Hands On/Demo:**

- PCA

- Scaling

**Skills:**

- Implementing Dimensionality Reduction Technique

#### Supervised Learning - II

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn Supervised Learning Techniques and their

implementation, for example, Decision Trees, Random Forest Classifier etc.

**Topics:**

- What is Naïve Bayes?
- Implementing Naïve Bayes Classifier
- Illustrate how Support Vector Machine works?
- Grid Search vs Random Search

- How Naïve Bayes works?
- What is Support Vector Machine?
- Hyperparameter Optimization
- Implementation of Support Vector Machine for Classification

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Implementation of Naïve Bayes, SVM

**Skills:**

- Supervised Learning concepts
- Evaluating model output

- Implementing different types of Supervised Learning algorithms

#### Unsupervised Learning

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn about Unsupervised Learning and the various

types of clustering that can be used to analyze the data.

**Topics:**

- What is Clustering & its Use Cases?
- How does K-means algorithm work?
- What is C-means Clustering?
- How Hierarchical Clustering works?

- What is K-means Clustering?
- How to do optimal clustering
- What is Hierarchical Clustering?

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Implementing K-means Clustering

- Implementing Hierarchical Clustering

**Skills:**

- Unsupervised Learning

- Implementation of Clustering – various types

#### Association Rules Mining and Recommendation Systems

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn Association rules and their extension towards

recommendation engines with Apriori algorithm.

**Topics:**

- What are Association Rules?
- Calculating Association Rule Parameters
- How does Recommendation Engines work?
- Content-Based Filtering

- Association Rule Parameters
- Recommendation Engines
- Collaborative Filtering

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Apriori Algorithm

- Market Basket Analysis

**Skills:**

- Data Mining using python

- Recommender Systems using python

#### Reinforcement Learning

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn about developing a smart learning algorithm such that the learning becomes more and more accurate as time passes by. You will be able to define an optimal solution for an agent based on agent-environment interaction.

**Topics:**

- What is Reinforcement Learning
- Elements of Reinforcement Learning
- Epsilon Greedy Algorithm
- Q values and V values
- α values

- Why Reinforcement Learning
- Exploration vs Exploitation dilemma
- Markov Decision Process (MDP)
- Q – Learning

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Calculating Reward
- Calculating Optimal quantities
- Setting up an Optimal Action

- Discounted Reward
- Implementing Q Learning

**Skills:**

- Implement Reinforcement Learning using python

- Developing Q Learning model in python

#### Time Series Analysis

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn about Time Series Analysis to forecast dependent variables based on time. You will be taught different models for time series modeling such that you analyze a real time-dependent data for forecasting.

**Topics:**

- What is Time Series Analysis?
- Components of TSA
- AR model
- ARMA model
- Stationarity

- Importance of TSA
- White Noise
- MA model
- ARIMA model
- ACF & PACF

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Checking Stationarity
- Implementing Dickey-Fuller Test
- Generating the ARIMA plot

- Converting a non-stationary data to stationary
- Plot ACF and PACF
- TSA Forecasting

**Skills:**

- TSA in Python

#### Model Selection and Boosting

**Learning Objectives:** In this module, you will learn about selecting one model over another. Also, you will learn about Boosting and its importance in Machine Learning. You will learn on how to convert weaker algorithms into stronger ones.

**Topics:**

- What is Model Selection?
- Cross-Validation
- How Boosting Algorithms work?
- Adaptive Boosting

- The need for Model Selection
- What is Boosting?
- Types of Boosting Algorithms

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Cross-Validation

- AdaBoost

**Skills:**

- Model Selection

- Boosting algorithm using python

#### Sequences and File Operations

**Learning Objectives:** Learn different types of sequence structures, related operations and their usage. Also learn diverse ways of opening, reading, and writing to files.

**Topics:**

- Python files I/O Functions
- Strings and related operations
- Lists and related operations
- Sets and related operations

- Numbers
- Tuples and related operations
- Dictionaries and related operations

**Hands On/Demo:**

- Tuple – properties, related operations, compared with a list
- Dictionary – properties, related operations

- List – properties, related operations
- Set – properties, related operations

**Skills:**

- File Operations using Python

- Working with data types of Python

#### Introduction to NumPy, Pandas and Matplotlib

**Learning Objectives:** This Module helps you get familiar with basics of statistics, different types of measures and probability distributions, and the supporting libraries in Python that assist in these operations. Also, you will learn in detail about data visualization.

**Topics:**

- NumPy – arrays
- Indexing slicing and iterating
- Pandas – data structures & index operations
- matplotlib library
- Markers, colours, fonts and styling
- Contour plots

- Operations on arrays
- Reading and writing arrays on files
- Reading and Writing data from Excel/CSV formats into Pandas
- Grids, axes, plots
- Types of plots – bar graphs, pie charts, histograms

**Hands On/Demo:**

- NumPy library- Creating NumPy array, operations performed on NumPy array
- Matplotlib – Using Scatterplot, histogram, bar graph, pie chart to show information, Styling of Plot

- Pandas library- Creating series and dataframes, Importing and exporting data

**Skills:**

- Probability Distributions in Python

- Python for Data Visualization