Teaching Data Science to Undergraduates: An R vs. Python Discussion

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Tampa Bay Data Scientists: We have a special treat this month about a new data science program at St. Leo University. Within that context, we'll have a discussion afterwords about programming languages for introductory data science.

Light refreshments (or pizza!) will be served.

This talk will introduce some of the challenges of teaching data science at the undergraduate level. What topics need to be covered? Who should teach the material? What books or materials should be used? And which department should even host such a program?

Saint Leo University just north of Tampa is creating such a program. Come join Dr. Brian Camp, the architect of this new program, as he tries to address some of these questions. Along the way the challenge of which programming language, R or Python (or your favorite language), is most appropriate will also be discussed. Hope to see you there!

About our speaker:

Dr. Brian Camp is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Saint Leo University. He is the architect of a new program in Data Science to begin in the Fall of 2019. Dr. Camp has been teaching programming, statistics and mathematics for more than fifteen years. He enjoys using a variety of programming languages such as Python, R, and Matlab/octave.