• STEM

    Data visualization and machine learning

    I have kept working on my data science specialization course since my last update on the blog. I have been working on topics such as Data visualization and machine learning. The last course are definitely more challenging than the first ones and I learned a lot. Course 7: Data Visualization with Python I completed the 7th course of the specialization: Data Visualization with Python. There were a few things I already knew but I really learned a lot. Some chapters of this course were really cool, like creating a chloropleth map (this is a map where areas are colored to indicate the values of a particular quantity in those areas). Another…

  • STEM

    Data science project: November update

    I have not written on the blog for weeks. However, I have not been lazy. I worked a lot on the data science project. I kept working on the IBM data science track on Coursera. Here is my November update. One of the courses, “Data Analysis with Python”, was very long and it took me more time to complete it than I had needed for the previous courses. Most of the concepts in this course were also completely new to me, compared with the previous course November update: new courses Course 6: Data Analysis with Python I completed this course on 25/10/2019. This was the longest course I took so far and…

  • STEM

    Data Science project: October update

    This is a quick October update on my data science project. I am taking Coursera courses about data science and want to finish the IBM data science track by the end of the year. You can see below my previous posts on the project: My goals for September -> first presentation of the project Book review: Ultralearning (Scott H Young) ->the post is actually about the book Ultralearning but at the end of the article I am showing how the book helped me to define my data science project better Data science project: first weeks -> description of the first courses I took October update: new courses Course 4: Python…

  • STEM

    Data science project: first weeks

    I am still working on my data science project and until now, it is going well. This is not always easy to find time to work on this but fortunately, the first courses of the IBM data science track on Coursera have not been too difficult. The next ones will probably be more challenging however. I could complete the first courses relatively fast. Actually, I think the amount of work needed that is indicated on the courses is not really accurate. Some exercises are supposed to take one hour to complete, but actually, it takes rather ten to fifteen minutes, even if you are not familiar with the subject. Data…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – the end of the month

    May is over. I am glad about it. It was a difficult month and I hope June will be better. This is also the end of my learning to code with Python project. As already said, I did not reach all of my goals. The month was very busy and on the top of that, we faced some computer problems. However, I worked on my Python skills every day and could review a lot of basic Python knowledge. Learning to code with Python: all the posts of May Here is an overview of the posts I wrote this month. 1- Starting a new project 2 – Learning to code with…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – third week

    This is my third week of learning to code with Python. I worked every day on my coding skills but I faced some technical problems with my computer and I do not think I will reach all my objectives for this month. However, I do not want to be too negative about that. I am happy I could review the basics of the Python language, even if I did not practice as much as I had hoped. Learning to code with Python – third week 15/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + Codecademy (one exercise from the Practice makes perfect section) 16/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + 15…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – second week

    This was again a busy week and it was difficult to find time to work on my coding skills. During the second week of learning to code with Python, I mostly kept working with Codecademy but I also began reading a book on Python. I indeed bought a book on Python to be able to use better my commute time. Learning to code with Python – second week 08/05: Codecademy, Battleship! (5 exercises out of 19) 09/05:Codecademy, Battleship! (+ 2 exercises) 10/05: Read one chapter of Let’s code Python  11/05: Codecademy, Battleship ( +12 exercises, finished the chapter) 12/05: Codecademy Loops (13 exercises out of 19) 13/05: Codecademy Loops (+ 6…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – first week

    This week was exhausting. Not so much because it was the first week of the Learning to code with Python challenge though. There was a lot to do at work. All the colleagues in my working group were sick the all week and it was very stressful. Moreover, because of the bad weather, the children could not go so much to the playground and therefore did not always behaved as we would have wished. This is the reason why I could not write this post until now. But I still could work on my Python skills every day. Not as much as I wanted, but still every day. Learning to…

  • STEM

    Starting a new project

    I just finished the month of reading aloud a lot. It was a lot of fun, even if it was not always easy to find time to read to the children. We read a lot of different books and my daughter read several books alone, which made me very proud. Now it is the right time for starting a new project. After the reading aloud challenge… I will of course keep reading to the children. The new issues of our children magazines have just arrived by post, so we will have new stories to read. Moreover, my daughter came back from school with a caterpillar image. Each day, she has…

  • Languages,  STEM

    Python projects ideas for language learners

    As part of my month of learning Spanish, I have been wondering how I could combine my language project with other learning projects that are less in focus right now.  I have been thinking about combining language learning with coding, as I want to learn to code with Python too. I finally set up a list of easy Python projects ideas for language learners. Python projects ideas for language learners Project 1: create your own Spanish-English dictionary with Python Creating a dictionary in Python is not difficult. This can just take a little time to enter all the items. You use curly brackets to create the dictionary. You can give…