Python and R Basic (5 Weeks)

Course Code: PYR101
Day: Sat Time: 15:00-16:50 Hours: 10 Sessions: 5 Semester: Summer Medium of Instruction: English Prerequisites: Basic business math Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This course provides a training environment to collect, prepare and analyze data using Python and R software. Python and R are popular software for AI applications. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, therefore learning both will bring you better enable to you to use each to compensate and compliment the other. As data volumes exponentially increase and computer and internet speeds become drastically faster, AI applications are becoming more widely used in a range of industries. The objective of this course is to help participants gain a basic understanding of how to use these increasingly important software, and how the data preparation and analysis techniques they enable can be leveraged for various business cases.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding for AI basic concept.
2. Being familiar with basic Python and R and their working environment.
3. Understanding for AI data preparation.

Who should take this course

Staffs and managers those who are interested in AI implementation for their business transformation.


No required textbook


Masatoshi Hirakata

Instructor Biography

Masatoshi Hirakata has more than 20 years of leadership experience in various business units' functions and management positions in Asia Pacific and international business operation. He earned a BA in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Sophia University and an MA in Economics from Temple University Japan. He has been teaching in the Continuation Education program at Temple University for 10 years. He also enjoys Skiing for many years and has recently become interested in Skiing as a lifetime sport and its relationship with preventive medicine. He studied physical conditioning, fitness methodology, and skiing technical reference at Canadian Sport Business Academy. He holds SAJ Skiing class 1 certificate, Canadian Skiing Instructor Association Level 1 certificate, and Avalanche Skill Training 1 certificate from Avalanche Canada.