By Scientists for scientists

Data Management for Scientists & Engineers

Enthought Academy

Data Management for Scientists & Engineers

Track Data Analysis Track, Managerial Track

Data is a valuable scientific resource. In this course you will learn best practices about data stewardship as well as the digital skills needed to store, retrieve, and manage data.

While learning the technical Python skills required to effectively store and retrieve data from text files, relational databases, and structured data files, students will also gain exposure to the need for a data management plan, metadata, and long-term storage.

After this course, students will have both the skills and mindset needed to transform raw data collected for a single experiment into a long-term resource that can be mined for multiple purposes.

Course Hours20 hours

Course Overview

This course explores solutions for managing complex scientific data. Following Python Foundations, instruction supports the next step in the Manager Track and Data Analysis Track of study.


This course requires basic proficiency with Python and the scientific Python stack. Some practical experience with Jupyter Notebooks,  NumPy (ndarrays), Pandas (DataFrames), and scientific visualization in Python using Matplotlib are essential to working with the code and  concepts presented in this course.

If you have taken Enthought’s Python Foundations for Scientists and Engineers, you have the requisite background knowledge for this course.


Data Analysis WorkflowIntroduction, Examples of Use Cases
Data SourcesFinding & Storing Data, Scraping Web, Databases, Formats
Preparing DataTidy Data, Missingness, Filling Gaps
Exploring DataSummary Statistics, Visualization
Analysis & ModelingAnalysis & Modeling Use Cases
Workflow Practicum IPracticum with Various Data Sources
Workflow Practicum IIReshape, Pivot, Join, Merge
Workflow Practicum IIIDates & Times, Text Data, Categorical Data
Workflow Practicum IVMulti-Level Indexing, Computations, Chaining
Workflow Practicum VAutomation, Building Analysis Notebooks


Enthought instructors have advanced degrees in scientific fields such as physics, engineering, computer science, and mathematics, and all have extensive experience through research and consulting in applying Python to solve complex problems across a range of industries, allowing them to bring their real world experience to the classroom every day.


csv, json, pandas, pickle, re, sqlite, uuid, yaml


Download the syllabus for this course here.

Our Scientific Python Experts

Enthought Academy instructors are scientists and engineers themselves and have deep knowledge and understanding of the strategies and technologies covered in each track, and extensive practical experience applying Python to solve complex challenges across a range of science-based industries.

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