Programming

Programming in SQL, R and Python

If programming is not included as a standard component or course in your program, but you want to learn it, check out DataCamp the first chance you get. This online learning environment features courses in R, Python, and SQL. Every student can now learn to program in a user-friendly way, free of charge, and without prior knowledge. You can start at any moment and take courses at you own pace.

Tilburg University wants to prepare its students optimally for the job market. Developing skills next to your studies is part of this, and one of these skills is the ability to program. All students are allowed to learn how to do this. With programming skills becoming more and more important, having these at your disposal may come in very handy in your future job.

Registering for DataCamp

All students of Tilburg University can make use, free of charge, of all content on DataCamp. This learning environment specializes in training courses in modeling, data manipulation, and programming skills in R, Python, and SQL. The platform includes more than 800 courses and features more than 250 different instructors.

Register now

We will process your request within 2 working days. 

More info? Check the manual for creating an account online.

Science Labs

In addition to taking the courses at DataCamp, we offer Science Labs. During these Labs, you learn more about specific programming skill. For example, one of the Labs was about Web scraping; automating interaction with websites, too, for example, collecting data. Are you interested in the Science Labs? All DataCamp participants will be informed about the Science Labs by e-mail. In addition, all information about the scheduled Labs will be available on this website.

Any questions?

If you encounter any problems, please send an e-mail to library-scienceskills@tilburguniversity.edu. There is also the possibility to drop by the desk in the University Library on  Mondays between 10:00 and 16:00 hrs. For other days, you can e-mail us to make an appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I did not get an invitation to join a DataCamp classroom.

You requested access to a DataCamp classroom by filling out the web form. After this, we need up to 2 working days to process your request. When we processed your request, you received an invitation to join a DataCamp classroom in your Tilburg University mailbox. The e-mail may end up in your spam folder. If you have not received this e-mail, please let us know by sending an e-mail to library-scienceskills@tilburguniversity.edu.

When I accept the invitation, I get the error message: “The invitation has been claimed. You already joined this group!”.

Usually, when this error shows up, you have subscribed to the classroom anyway. See the following question to determine whether you are subscribed to a classroom. If you see this error message and are not enrolled in a classroom, please send an e-mail to library-scienceskills@tilburguniversity.edu.

How do I know whether I am enrolled in a classroom?

At account settings, you can find the ‘Subscription’ button. When you see ‘You have access because you’re part of a team.’ it means you are added to a classroom. In the guide, you can find steps, including images on how to find this. If you should be enrolled, send an e-mail to library-scienceskills@tilburguniversity.edu. Note that if you just accepted an invitation, DataCamp might need some time to process the acceptance. This may take up to 1 hour.

 

I cannot log in.

Check whether you are at the login page, which can be found here. Make sure you use your correct account, hence …@tilburguniversity.edu, and use the valid password. If you do not have an account at your ….@tilburgunivesity.edu e-mail address, do so first and try again. To make an account, follow the guide ”. If the problem remains, check whether DataCamp is not having any issues.

I do not have a Tilburg University e-mail. Can I still join?

If you are a student at Tilburg University, you always have an e-mail address with @tilburguniversity.edu. If you are not a student at Tilburg University, you cannot join this pilot.

Why does Tilburg University offer DataCamp to her students?

With the growing importance and request for coding skills, it is essential to offer students the possibility to learn to code. Therefore, the University Library offers you the opportunity to join all the courses of DataCamp for free through a classroom.

Can I code on my phone?

There is an app from DataCamp available for Android and IOS. It does not offer all courses, but the basic courses (5 courses) are included, including some exercises. This is a good way to practice anywhere, anytime.

Can I determine what level of programming I am currently at?

Determining your level of programming is ambiguous. However, DataCamp does offer DataCamp Signal Assessment, in which you get an indication of your level of programming. It might not be perfect, but it is an excellent way to have some indication. Find DataCamp Signal Assessment here.

Are there examples where I can use my programming skills?

There are many ways in which you can use your programming skills. If you want to practice with a problem, you can look at the projects available at DataCamp, which you can find here. If you want to have it related to a course offered to you by Tilburg University, then you can reach out to your teacher, but it is not certain they have this for you.

I want to learn a specific skill, but there is no track.

You can find all the tracks offered by DataCamp here. Most tracks are available here. If you desire a specific track for one of the courses, please reach out to your teacher and us, and we can look at what is available and possible.

The material I am searching for is not available at DataCamp.

If DataCamp does not offer it (yet), you can suggest DataCamp to create it. Have a look at the upcoming material here or submit your request here. Currently, Tilburg University does not produce its own content.

Can I contact other users of DataCamp?

You cannot see the other users from Tilburg University. However, you can contact other users in the community of DataCamp. You can find the community of DataCamp here.

Why do I need access to a classroom to access the courses on Datacamp?

Datacamp provides free access for teachers and students. This access is provided through a classroom.