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 do operations

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

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

We will become familiar with the core data-types built in to Python, some standard functions we will use often throughout the rest of the course, and learn how to define our own functions

By the end of this material you should have a solid grasp on core Python concepts and be prepared to study the next sections on numerical programming and then handling data

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