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Awareness of new coding tools

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Data science
Type of training
Face to face
1 hour 30 minutes
Learning Academy
Office for National Statistics
London, Newport, Titchfield


This course aims to provide participants with an awareness of the new coding tools. We will compare them with R and Python and discuss when they are best used.

It is a non-technical course aimed at people with little or no knowledge of programming.

It is for those who want to know more about coding tools and how they can shape our work going forward.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session participants will:

  • know what R & Python are
  • know the pros and cons of each
  • understand why we are moving to the new tools
  • have an awareness of DAP-E and how it relates to R & Python
  • see examples of successful projects across the Office for National Statistics
  • know how to get support

How to book:

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Introduction to Python 

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