In preparing to start my data analyst Nanodegree through Udacity I have been brushing up on coding, more specifically, Python. I never took any coding or programming classes in school and the only reason I know so much about Excel and Access is because I taught myself at my last job.
I absolutely love taking large data sets and cleaning them up. Nothing gives me more thrill than making data more approachable. Unfortunately, I have always done this within Excel and Access. Cleaning through Python will absolutely be easier once I know what I’m doing, but right now…. I have no clue what I’m doing. Which is scary and frustrating.
I think it will help once I have specific projects and tasks, as right now I’m just playing around with silly codes like ‘calculate the total cost of your trip given certain inputs’. I would much rather work with medical data like I was as a PRA. Determining the rates of post-partum hemorrhage and how that compares post intervention was certainly a lot more interesting!