Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Learn to code for data analysis
Learn to code for data analysis

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

1.1 This week’s data

For the next part of the course you’ll need to download a file of data.

An image with a young boy wearing a medical mask, in the foreground; a patient in a South African tuberculosis clinic
Figure 2

I have created a table with all the data necessary for the project and saved it in an Excel file. Excel is a popular application to create, edit and analyse tabular data. You won’t need Excel to complete this course, but many datasets are provided as Excel files.

Open the data file WHO POP TB some.xls . The file is encoded using UTF-8, a character encoding that allows for accented letters. Do not open or edit the file, as you may change how it is encoded, which will lead to errors later on. If you do want to look at its contents, make a copy of the file and look at the copy.

Put the data file in the same folder (or CoCalc project) where you saved your exercise notebook. Done? Great, let’s proceed to loading the data – you’ll learn how to do this in the next section.