Python for data analytics

During this training, we learn how we can analyse data using Python. In the last few years, the fields of data analytics and data science became of great importance throughout the professional world. At the same time, we notice a spectacular growth in the popularity of Python in this field: it is on its way to become the leading language in scientific and business data analysis. Python's general strengths as a multi-purpose programming language, combined with a number of specialised libraries, make it a very valuable tool for exploring, analysing, and visualising all sorts of data.

In this course we look at the possibilities of Python in the field of data analysis and visualisation, including popular libraries such as NumPy, Pandas and Matplotlib.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

This training is aimed at whoever wants to start practising data analysis: developers, data scientists, data architects, marketeers, and anyone who needs to manipulate, visualize, or summarize their corporate data.


Basic Python knowledge is a prerequisite for this training, as well as some notions of statistics (see courses Python fundamentals and Statistics fundamentals).

Main topics

  • Reading and writing data
  • Text files, CSV
  • Databases
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Data Wrangling and exploratory analysis
  • Concatenating, merging and joining data
  • Transforming data
  • Pivoting
  • Handling missing data
  • Data aggregation and Grouping
  • Regular Expressions (optional)
  • Visualisation
  • The Scientific Python ecosystem (SciPy)
  • NumPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib
  • IPython and Jupyter Notebooks
  • Other useful packages

Training method

Classroom training with demos and practical exercises.


3 days.

Course leader

Arnout Veugelen.


4.4/5 (based on 46 evaluations; the most recent ones are shown below)

good, I feel myself more comfortable with Python after this course

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The course was really in-depth and explained well

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It was very well presented, interesting,useful and fun!

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Really appreciated the course level, the instructor has been really clear in his explanations

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Excellent. The material was very complete, user friendly and well organised. The teacher was very knowledgeable about the topic and make the training not only interactive and interesting but also entertaining

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Very satisfied (8.5/10)

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The course was well organised, the explanations clear and the supporting documuments were very helpful. I would recommend it

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Very good for our needs. Perhaps slightly too "Theoric" in the initial part for an "Economists" audience.

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Very good, good pace and structure of the course.

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Erg goed, veel geleerd van de fundamenten van data analyse.

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Good, maybe a little more exercises could be added.

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Zeer goede intro in dit onderwerp!

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goede cursus, zeer tevreden

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Goed, maar 2 dagen was eigenlijk te kort om het vakgebied Data Analytics goed tot haar recht te laten komen.

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