In this first recipe, we will show how to conduct a preliminary analysis of a dataset with pandas. This is typically the first step after getting access to the data. pandas lets us load the data very easily, explore the variables, and make basic plots with Matplotlib.
We will take a look at a dataset containing all ATP matches played by the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer until 2012.
>>> from datetime import datetime import numpy as np import pandas as pd import matplotlib.pyplot as plt %matplotlib inline
>>> player = ...