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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COS 482 - Introduction to Data Science

Data are everywhere - in every walk of life, people leave digital traces, which are stored and analyzed at both individual and population levels, by businesses for improving products and services, by governments for policy-making and national security, and by scientists for advancing the frontiers of human knowledge. This course serves as an introduction to various aspects of working with data, including data acquisition, cleaning, integration, querying, processing, analysis, and visualization, and data of different types - from structured databases to unstructured images/text.  In particular, the course covers both fundamental concepts and computational tools for working with data, and applies them to real datasets and real-world problems.

General Education Requirements:

Prerequisites: COS 226 and ability to code in Python; or instructor permisson

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3