Preface

Data analysis skills are now essential in scientific research, engineering, finance, economics, journalism, and many other domains. With its high accessibility and vibrant ecosystem, Python is one of the most appreciated open source languages for data science.

This book is a beginner-friendly introduction to the Python data analysis platform, focusing on IPython (Interactive Python) and its Notebook. While IPython is an enhanced interactive Python terminal specifically designed for scientific computing and data analysis, the Notebook is a graphical interface that combines code, text, equations, and plots in a unified interactive environment.

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