Unit 3: Data Science
Everything we do with a computer is being broken down into some form of data.
One of the main powers of computers is their ability to handle data. This can be used in turn to solve problems such as raising awareness for a cause, using census data to determine which state will gain seats in the House of Representatives, or using traffic and cost data to determine the ideal location for a prom.
In the previous unit, we discussed how information is stored on a computer in binary and seamlessly translated into what is seen on the screen or heard through speakers.
In this unit, we will learn how data can be processed to learn something new.
How can you predict the attendance at a school event using data gathered from social media?
When is it more appropriate to use a computer to analyze data than to complete the analysis by hand?