Dimitris Kyrtopoulos | dk

IBM Tools for Data Science

IBM Tools for Data Science Dimitris Kyrtopoulos


About this Course

What are some of the most popular data science tools, how do you use them, and what are their features? In this course, you’ll learn about Jupyter Notebooks, JupyterLab, RStudio IDE, Git, GitHub, and Watson Studio. You will learn about what each tool is used for, what programming languages they can execute, their features and limitations. With the tools hosted in the cloud on Skills Network Labs, you will be able to test each tool and follow instructions to run simple code in Python, R or Scala. To end the course, you will create a final project with a Jupyter Notebook on IBM Watson Studio and demonstrate your proficiency preparing a notebook, writing Markdown, and sharing your work with your peers.

What you will learn

  • Describe the languages, tools, and data used by data scientists, including IBM tools focused on data science.

  • Describe the features of Jupyter Notebook and RStudio IDE that make them popular for data science projects.

  • Create and manage source code for data science in GitHub.

  • Explain how IBM Watson Studio and other IBM data science tools can be used by data scientists.

Skills you will gain

Data Science
Python Programming
Jupyter notebooks


Week 1: Data Scientist’s Toolkit
In this module, you will get an overview of the programming languages commonly used, including Python, R, Scala, and SQL. You’ll be introduced to the open source and commercial data science tools available. You’ll also learn about the packages, APIs, data sets and models frequently used by Data Scientists.

Week 2: Open Source Tools
In this module, you will learn about three popular tools used in data science: GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks, and RStudio IDE. You will become familiar with the features of each tool, and what makes these tools so popular among data scientists today.

Week 3: IBM Tools for Data Science
In this module, you will learn about an enterprise-ready data science platform by IBM, called Watson Studio. You’ll learn about some of the features and capabilities of what data scientists use in the industry. You’ll also learn about other IBM tools used to support data science projects, such as IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog, Data Refinery, and the SPSS Modeler.

Week 4: Final Assignment: Create and Share Your Jupyter Notebook
In this module, you will demonstrate your skills by creating and configuring a Jupyter Notebook. As part of your grade for this course, you will share your Jupyter Notebook with your peers for review.