SAP Community Developer Challenge: EDA with SAP HANA and Python

We have a new code challenge for you as part of the Community Spotlight for the month of March 2023. This time it’s about fundamentals of Exploratory Data Analysis with SAP HANA Cloud and Python. Read on for all the details.

Developer challenges are all about having fun, trying new things, and learning along the way. For this challenge, we invite you to explore and get familiar with the fundamentals of Exploratory Data Analysis — usually called “EDA” — using the Python Machine Learning Client for SAP HANA. You will focus on tabular data stored in your SAP HANA database.

This challenge is aimed at helping you to get started with the Python Client for SAP HANA. The level of this challenge is introductory.

This challenge assumes that you have or are capable of quickly getting some experience with Python and Jupyter notebooks — primary tools of all data scientists these days.

Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is used by data analysts and data scientists to explore and understand data sets, often employing data visualization methods. Results of a recent study found that data scientists spend about 40% of their time gathering, analyzing, and cleaning data.

Quick Links

All information you will need for the challenge can be found in this repository:

There is a thread Questions regarding “EDA with SAP HANA” developer challenge in the Application Development Group where we invite you to discuss and share your questions and issues related to the challenge.

Weekly Challenges

For four consecutive weeks in March, you will get a Jupyter notebook that you need to successfully execute and share the results as described here:

Feel free to go beyond what is requested and try more. In the end, it is all about learning and trying new things.

The Timeline

Just check the Challenges each of the four weeks to get the new one.

This is the detailed timeline:

  • March 8th – Start of Challenge: Setup
  • March 15th – Week 2 Challenge “DataFrames” will be added
  • March 22nd – Week 3 Challenge “Querying” will be added
  • March 29th – Week 4 Challenge “Data Viz” will be added
  • April 5th – The end of the Challenge

At the end of the challenge, if you have made submissions, you will receive a cool SAP Community badge for successfully participating in this developer challenge. So make sure to always post your submissions as requested.

Participating in the Challenge

In order to complete each of the challenges, you need to:

  1. Look into the Challenges to see what the new challenge is each week posted on Wednesdays.
  2. Submit your solution to the corresponding thread in the SAP Community Application Development discussion.
  3. You can join the challenge and submit your solutions at any time in the month of March of 2023, but you need to complete challenges from previous weeks, if not done yet.

Let’s Get Started

We wish you a lot of fun and good luck!

▶ Head over to the repository to get started:


Join Questions re: “EDA with SAP HANA” developer challenge thread in the Application Development group to discuss, share, and see what other participants from the SAP Community are talking about.

Exciting exploration for everyone!

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