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Daniel Jaouen
Daniel Jaouen

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Hello, world!

My name is Daniel Jaouen and I am a student in Lambda School's part time Data Science program. I am excited to have this opportunity to learn Data Science and I look forward to updating all of you on my progress as I progress through the course.

Our first assignment was to help get us a broad overview of the associated libraries (i.e., pandas, numpy, and matplotlib). For this assignment, I chose the following data set: As a long-time gamer, this data set piqued my interest. In particular, I would like to (down the road) predict a game's global sales based on user and critic ratings.

However, for now, I just cleaned up the user rating feature (by removing 'NA' and 'tbd' values from the data frame), converted the column to numeric by using pandas' to_numeric function, and then classified the data into "high", "medium", and "low" score rankings. See the image below.


Even though it's still early in the course, I've already learned a lot through the first lecture as well as the precourse work. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you next time!

Top comments (2)

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Ryan Palo

Hi Daniel! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more from you as you learn more!

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Vicente Antonio G. Reyes

Hi Daniel! Welcome to DEV!