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    ROBERT MASTRODOMENICA: OK, so in this part,we're going to talk about why use Python?[Why use Python?Robert Mastrodomenica] Why not would be my answer initially.Python's great.It's a really good kind of multi-purpose language.It's a kind of all round.It can do lots and lots of different things.So if your tasks aren't specifically focusedin one area, it's really, really goodbecause it can kind of do web scraping, data processing,

  • 00:24

    ROBERT MASTRODOMENICA [continued]: plotting, modeling.It does all kinds of things.It's everything to everyone.And it's also very strong in those areas.From a personal perspective, in my business,we use it because we do lots of data processing and modelingand parsing and scraping.And Python is the kind of natural choicebecause it allows us to do everythinginto kind of one language.

  • 00:46

    ROBERT MASTRODOMENICA [continued]: So we're not using multiple languages to do things.It's also a great syntax.It's really easy to read.Your code's very readable for others,which is very important.And it's easy and quick to write,which, if you're trying to develop stuff,is really, really important, in my view.Now throughout this course, what we're going to dois we're going to show you the basics of Pythonand how to assign variables, different data types.

  • 01:08

    ROBERT MASTRODOMENICA [continued]: We're going to get you working with data, working in the web,and we're going to introduce some external packages,like pandas and matplotlib, all of whichshould give you a good grounding in how to use Python.

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Series Name: Introduction to Python for Social Scientists,

Episode: 1

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year: 2017

Video Type:Tutorial

Methods: Python

Keywords: programming and scripting languages; Social science research

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Segment Num.: 1

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Robert Mastrodomenico, PhD, owner of Global Sports Statistics, discusses why Python is a good fit for social scientists.

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Module 1: Why Use Python

Robert Mastrodomenico, PhD, owner of Global Sports Statistics, discusses why Python is a good fit for social scientists.

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