Chapter 1

Introduction to Data Wrangling with Python

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define the importance of data wrangling in data science
  • Manipulate the data structures that are available in Python
  • Compare the different implementations of the inbuilt Python data structures

This chapter describes the importance of data wrangling, identifies the important tasks to be performed in data wrangling, and introduces basic Python data structures.

Introduction

Data science and analytics are taking over the whole world and the job of a data scientist is routinely being called the coolest job of the 21st century. But for all the emphasis on data, it is the science that makes you – the practitioner ...

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