How I learn Python?
— Python, Learning — 1 min read
This was my process to learn Python: my step by step process & where I've been to arrive here nowadays.
The story behind the learning
The story behind learning Python was that I arrived at a company that wasn't using R -- language that I knew a little bit -- and I had to adapt in some way
Did I talk to you about "How I learned R" ahaha
So yeah, arriving from a job where I was mostly using Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheet; and a little bit of R. I was surprised to not be able to use R as I intended to do and as discussed during the interviews!
No problem, another good challenge that will be great to tackle!
So learning Python ...
I decided to do this a little bit differently than when I learned R: I will still read a lot of articles and trying to understand the global way of working on Python. But I will use (1) "internal ressources" Aka. asking a lot of question to the data scietist with who I was working & (2) also to pickup projects that I will directly use.
Thank you Jaafar, if you read that, you help me get to big sortcut and everytime taking the time to explain it to me. Because, yes I am stubborn I don't want to get everything, I want to understand!
Projects I took
- Checking the SEO community
- Checking the most used libraried (aka Pandas, re, Nympy, ...)
- Following people that are talking about this projects
Funny story for the third point, when I began to learn about Python and SEO, I was following the work of Paul Shapiro -- among others -- and 2 years later, he became my lead at Shopify! Such a good surprise -- Thanks Kevin for hiring him ✌️
Learning by doing
So I did 2 things mostly: learning during my working hours how to use, launch, and build simple scripts for my Data Analyst job at the time & (2) learning during my free time -- Aka. evenings and weekends -- how to better perform automation for my SEO work.