What is XP?
XP is a way of gauging how well you are doing or how engaged you are in DataCamp. It is calculated automatically based on courses, exercises or other actions you complete in DataCamp. Your total or cumulative XP will appear in the top right-hand corner of your screen and on your profile page. Whenever you choose the option to take a Hint or Show Solution, XP will be deducted from your potential additionally awarded XP.
Do I need XP to use DataCamp?
The short answer is, "No". It is totally optional. While it cannot be disabled, you can certainly use DataCamp without ever worrying about your XP. However, it is a great way to stay motivated and continue on your Data Science journey.