QuantEcon DataScience

Introduction to Economic Modeling and Data Science


In this section, we set the stage for the rest of the course

We will describe our goals and objectives

We will then talk about what a programming language is, how computers use them to do operations, and why we have chosen the Python language

We then present two potential environments for working through this course material:

  1. A cloud environment in which computations are performed remotely on the cloud and you interact with this remote computer through your browser
  2. A local environment in which you install the appropriate software and all interactions are with your own computer

At the end of this section, we hope you understand what you’d like to accomplish with these lectures and that you are able to start and use a Jupyter notebook


Launch Notebook