The Best Intro to Programming Courses for Data Science

21 minute read  written by  . Published on September 26, 2016 David Venturi Editors note: Drop us a note at guides@class-central.com if you have any feedback or requests for particular career guides. We are also looking for contributors! Our pick The best online intro to programming course for people breaking into the data science field is the University of Toronto’s “Learn to Program” series on Coursera. “LTP1: The Fundamentals” and “LTP2: Crafting Quality Code” have a near-perfect weighted average rating of 4.81/5 stars, and they have a great mix of content difficulty and scope for the beginner data scientist. This free, Python-based introduction to programming sets itself apart from the other 20+ courses considered. Another great Python option If you already have some familiarity with programming and don’t mind a syllabus that…


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