I thought that the class was going to be more statistic and equation based, but it was a lot of programming skills. At first, it was really difficult, but it turned out to be really fun. I also think that the skills that I learned are actually useful for lots of science or math based opportunities.
Lyford is a super great professor! Definitely take this course if you're doing anything in stem or Econ. Super useful!! The class itself is a bit challenging when it comes to homework sets/tests but they are open note/internet and you will have tons of help.
Took this class as a humanities major for a more in-depth understanding of stats and data science for use in everyday life, and definitely got that and more. Lyford is great, very enthusiastic and available to students as a resource. All exams and homework are open note, open web. Highly recommend for anyone with any interest in data analytics, no matter your discipline.