DataCamp Projects provide a more hands-off environment for DataCamp subscribers to practice their data science skills learned in DataCamp's Courses.
Can I add DataCamp Projects to my portfolio?
Yes you can! In fact, we recommend it!
First, download the datasets. To do so, select File > Open...:
Then navigate to the folder titled datasets:
Flag the desired datasets and select Download:
Finally, you can download the notebook by selecting File > Download As > Notebook (.ipynb) (Note: .ipynb is the extension for Jupyter Notebooks; you don't necessarily need to use that file type).
Your local project structure will look like this:
-- project folder
-- datasets folder
To prevent version conflicts, you may want to use a virtual environment to isolate your notebook.
Similarly, a notebook written in R version 3.4.4 and saved on a machine with R version 3.4.3 will need to be saved in an isolated local R version 3.4.4 environment. You can do this with the Packrat dependency management system.
Because Projects have a variety of solutions, DataCamp does not provide a "Show Answer" option. If you're stuck, we recommend 1) reviewing your data science skills with DataCamp's courses, practice, and assessments, and 2) collaborating with other DataCamp subscribers via our DataCamp Slack Community.
Datacamp Projects use Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text (citation).
As Jupyter Notebook loads within DataCamp, you will see the following loading interface, followed by the specific DataCamp Project:
If you see the following error message, instead, then confirm the troubleshooting questions below:
- Is your machine in compliance with DataCamp's Minimum Requirements?
- Do you have another DataCamp session open in a different tab? A project or course will fail to load if there are multiple sessions running at the same time.
- Does the issue persist in a second and/or incognito browser?
- Does the issue persist after clearing your cache/browser history?
- Does the issue persist on a second network/hotspot?
- Does the issue persist if you remove all browser extensions?
- Does your network have any firewalls that can be removed?
If you still see the same error, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 1) the URL of the project, and 2) a screenshot of your browser's console on the error page (right-click > inspect > console).
- Troubleshooting Jupyter Notebook for DataCamp Projects
- Where can I find Project solutions?
- How to Download Project Datasets