Lecture 1 – Introduction

Data 6, Summer 2021

This is a Jupyter notebook. We'll write all of our code in this class in a Jupyter notebook.

Today, don't worry about how any of this works. Throughout the semester, we'll learn how each of these pieces work.

Note: The maps in this notebook will not load correctly in Safari if you're on a Mac; use Chrome.

California universities

Here, we'll load in data about all public universities in California. The data comes from this Wikipedia article.

Data is often stored in tables. In about a few weeks, we'll become very, very familiar with how tables work. But for now, let's just observe.

Let's start asking questions.

What's the largest public university in California?

What's the oldest public university in California? 🤔

Let's add some spice.