QuantEcon DataScience

Introduction to Economic Modeling and Data Science

Python Fundamentals

In this section, we begin with the basics.

We will talk about what a programming language is and how computers use them to perform operations.

We discuss why we chose the Python language for this course.

We learn about core concepts like variables, data-types, and functions.

We will become familiar with the core data-types built into Python, some standard functions we will frequently use, and learn how to define our own functions.

By the end, you should have a solid grasp on core Python concepts, be prepared to study the next sections on numerical programming, and feel comfortable handling data.

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