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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Reading from the World Bank

Thousands of data feeds are available from the World Bank and can be read directly into pandas DataFrame objects. The World Bank data catalog can be explored at http://www.worldbank.org/.

World Bank datasets are identified using indicators, a text code that represents each dataset. A full list of indicators can be retrieved using the pandas.io.wb.get_indicators() function. At the time of writing, there were 16,167 indicators. The following retrieves the indicators and displays the first five:

These indicators can be investigated using the World Bank website, but if you have an idea of the indicator you would like ...

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