I'm interested in learning to code, becoming more comfortable with data analysis and technical skills in general, and I have no idea where to start. Someone mentioned Code Academy might be a good place, so here I am. However, I don't even know what the best first class to take is! Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! (even if the response is "you're not ready for Code Academy yet, go to XX...") Does one come before the other (data analysis skills before coding?), or are they entirely unrelated? Do I need one to do the other? Should I learn them both in tandem?
-I have no idea what Python/SQL/Java/HTML/C++ are, except from what a quick Google search tells me
-I struggle with vlookups and Pivot tables in Excel, and those are the most advanced functions I even know about. I'm alright building the automated charts/graphs, but not much else.
-I've used SPSS and Stata maybe thrice each, and not since my 200-level psych stat classes in university years ago.
I've never had to use Excel much in any setting (professional or academic) to gain comfort and fluency in it, and so every time I have to (which is maybe 5x/year), I just get flustered and frustrated I have no doubts, though, that if pressed and actually found myself in situations where I needed to use quantitative analysis skills, I could become comfortable.
Does Codeacademy have any introductory offerings that may get me off on the right foot towards learning to code and run data analysis?