Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life (FutureLearn)

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life (FutureLearn)
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Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life (FutureLearn)
Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text. This online course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation explores how computers do interesting things with data. You’ll discover how to represent and manipulate text, images and sound and compression and other algorithms.

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Syllabus


Week 1: Representing numbers, text and colours

Week 2: Representing and manipulating Images

Week 3: Representing sound & compressing files


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Describe how computers represent things in binary.

- Explain common text encoding (ASCII and UTF-8).

- Produce your own emoji in bitmap and vector form.

- Investigate the physics of sound, and how sampling allows computers to represent sounds.

- Compare lossy and lossless compression.



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