Can I download courses for offline use?

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    datacamp4future

    Hi. I tried to click the download button. But the page reloads, the button disappears, and I dont see any downloading process going on. Please check.

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    Robert Cabral

    I'm sorry to hear that! It sounds like this could be a compatibility issue. I'd suggest reviewing our System Requirements page, and if the problem persists, please reach out directly to our Support team by clicking on the Submit a Request option at the top of this page. 

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    Mark Bailey

    Can course files, like data files which are provided in the learning shell, be downloaded to experiment with the excercises in our own environment? Obviously I could output the text of data files to the shell window, and rebuild the data files from that text output, but how can I just download the files directly?

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    Robert Cabral

    Hey, Mark!

    Are you referring to pre-imported course packages? If so, I'm sorry to say that downloading them directly from DataCamp for use in your own environment is not supported. 

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    Mark Bailey

    @Robert: No. I'm referring to the data files that are used in lessons. For example, when a lesson has me using pandas.read_csv() to pull data from a csv file and manipulate it in some way, I'd like to download the csv file to my local machine to play with the same data. I haven't found a way to interact with a file in the shell's local directory in such a way that I could pull it down to my own machine. It seems like there would probably be some os command I could use or something, or some directory I have ftp access to maybe?

    I'd like to be able to try out what I'm learning in these courses in my local environment. It would help cement the learning and apply it where I will actually be using it most of the time. It would allow me the versatility to expand the exercise in any direction I want with additional data or git libs, and it would give me the chance to troubleshoot any functional differences I find in my local environment.

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    Hadrien Lacroix

    Hi Mark,

    Unfortunately, it's not currently possible to download exercise variables or csv files directly from the console. The main datasets used in the course are available for download at the bottom of the course page, on the right:

    Please be advised that there are a lot of things going on under the hood for each exercise (data cleaning, pre-processing etc.). These things are taken care of for you because we want our students to focus on the topic that’s being taught, without being distracted by the other steps. If you're learning visualization in Bokeh, the content is dense enough, so we prefer you to focus on the topic of the chapter, and not take care of the wrangling steps. Therefore, trying to replicate the exercise code outside of the DataCamp environment is not always guaranteed to work.

    That being said, accessing the pre-processing code is a request we get from time to time, and we're currently working on a way to make it accessible easily and downloadable to our students. This is a work in progress and as of today, I can't provide you with an expected release date.

    In the meantime, I would strongly encourage you to try your hand at projects. Everything is provided in projects, and you can download the Jupyter Notebooks and datasets, and reproduce them locally easily.

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    Lawrence Vandervoort

    Hi all,

    On this topic, I was hoping to continue practising the code-writing parts of the courses when offline. So far this doesn't seem possible, but wanted to double check and see if anything is in the pipeline.

     

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    Robert Cabral

    Hi, Lawrence - 

    This is not on our immediate roadmap, but it sounds like a great idea! I'd recommend submitting your idea by clicking the Submit a Request > Share a Feature Enhancement Idea area. 

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    Zama Khan Mohammed

    For some courses I do not see the video download option. For ex: 

    Linear Classifiers in Python

    HR Analytics in Python: Predicting Employee Churn

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    Sheetaldayal 11

    Hi Robert,

    I was able to download the PDF against videos. But the PDF doesn't show up any content for this particular course topic 

    https://campus.datacamp.com/courses/importing-data-in-python-part-1/

    I tried downloading it many times but it is completely blank. All other PDF's were just fine. 

    Also, when can the exercise files be downloaded as is? It would make learning and practising much more interactive.

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    skamranpasha

    I went to the projects page, but it says Projects temporarily unavailable..

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    skamranpasha

    I thought an yearly premium subscription would get me the option to create projects ..

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    Robert Cabral

    Zama and Sheetal, I see that our Support team has already been able to assist you. 

    Skamranpasha, I will open up two tickets on your behalf to address both of your concerns.

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