Data Wrangling with MongoDBUdacity
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In this course, we will explore how to wrangle data from diverse sources and shape it to enable data-driven applications. Some data scientists spend the bulk of their time doing this!
Students will learn how to gather and extract data from widely used data formats. They will learn how to assess the quality of data and explore best practices for data cleaning. We will also introduce students to MongoDB, covering the essentials of storing data and the MongoDB query language together with exploratory analysis using the MongoDB aggregation framework.
This is a great course for those interested in entry-level data science positions as well as current business/data analysts looking to add big data to their repertoire, and managers working with data professionals or looking to leverage big data.
This course is also a part of our Data Analyst Nanodegree.Why Take This Course?
At the end of the class, students should be able to:
- Programmatically extract data stored in common formats such as csv, Microsoft Excel, JSON, XML and scrape web sites to parse data from HTML.
- Audit data for quality (validity, accuracy, completeness, consistency, and uniformity) and critically assess options for cleaning data in different contexts.
- Store, retrieve, and analyze data using MongoDB.
Prerequisites and Requirements
This course concludes with a final project where students incorporate what they have learned to address a real-world data analysis problem.
The ideal student should have the following skills:
- Programming experience in Python or a willingness to read a little documentation to understand examples and exercises throughout the course.
- The ability to perform rudimentary system administration on Windows or Unix
At least some experience using a unix shell or Windows PowerShell will be helpful, but is not required.
No prior experience with databases is needed.
This course is developed in conjunction with MongoDB, Inc., the originator and primary contributor to the open source database MongoDB. MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database. Designed for how we build and run applications today, MongoDB empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable. It enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.What Will I Learn? Projects P3: Wrangle OpenStreetMap Data Choose any area of the world in https://www.openstreetmap.org and use data munging techniques, such as assessing the quality of the data for validity, accuracy, completeness, consistency and uniformity, to clean the OpenStreetMap data for a part of the world that you care about. Syllabus Lesson 1: Data Extraction Fundamentals
- Assessing the Quality of Data
- Intro to Tabular Formats
- Parsing CSV
- Parsing XLS with XLRD
- Intro to JSON
- Using Web APIs
- Intro to XML
- XML Design Principles
- Parsing XML
- Web Scraping
- Parsing HTML
- What is Data Cleaning?
- Sources of Dirty Data
- Measuring Data Quality
- A Blueprint for Cleaning
- Auditing Validity
- Auditing Accuracy
- Auditing Completeness
- Auditing Consistency
- Auditing Uniformity
- Data Modelling in MongoDB
- Introduction to PyMongo
- Field Queries
- Projection Queries
- Getting Data into MongoDB
- Using mongoimport
- Operators like $gt, $lt, $exists, $regex
- Querying Arrays and using $in and $all Operators
- Changing entries: $update, $set, $unset
- Examples of Aggregation Framework
- The Aggregation Pipeline
- Aggregation Operators: $match, $project, $unwind, $group
- Multiple Stages Using a Given Operator
- Using iterative parsing for large datafiles
- Open Street Map XML Overview
- Exercises around OpenStreetMap data
- Final Project Instructions