How to Learn SciPy - 5 Bootcamps to Get You Started

By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: January 10, 2020

SciPy is an open-source Python library used for scientific computing and mathematical functions. Written in C, SciPy is built on top of NumPy arrays as the basic data structure, and it includes modules for scientific programming tasks, including linear algebra, calculus, and signal processing. Using SciPy with Python makes it possible to handle computationally intensive calculations closer to the machine, which speeds up operations. SciPy is not a standalone skill, but it is often taught and studied in Python programming bootcamps and courses.

Software developers use Python (and, by extension, SciPy) at many well-known companies, including Google, Dropbox, Lyft, Facebook, and Netflix. According to PayScale, junior Python engineers earn between $73,000 and $100,000 on average, whereas more senior Python developers earn closer to $115,000 on average. Overall, the software development sector of the job market is projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow by 21 percent between 2018 and 2028, which is much faster than the average of 5 percent across all occupations.

There are many immersive bootcamps and individual courses available for people who are interested in Python programming. Below is a list of those courses and bootcamps, listed with more specific information about their content and students’ evaluations of their quality.

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