Learning Objectives#

This chapter discusses some fundamentals of the course and the technology we’ll be using.

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • explain what data science is

  • explain the relevance of data science to neuroscience

  • distinguish between front-end and back-end aspects of data science

  • explain the value of teamwork in doing data science

  • explain the value of scientific programming languages and their advantages over manual data analysis workflows

  • demonstrate awareness of a range of languages used in data science, especially neuroscience, and explain considerations for choosing a language for a particular task