We've talked about NumPy in previous chapters. Now let's move on to pandas, a well-designed package for storing, managing, and manipulating data in Python. We'll start this chapter by discussing what pandas is and why people use it. Next, we'll discuss the two most important objects provided by pandas: series and DataFrames. We will then cover how to subset your data. In this chapter, we'll get a brief overview of what pandas is, and why it's popular.