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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Introducing pandas

pandas is a Python library containing high-level data structures and tools that have been created to help Python programmers to perform powerful data analysis. The ultimate purpose of pandas is to help you quickly discover information in data, with information being defined as an underlying meaning.

The development of pandas was begun in 2008 by Wes McKinney; it was open sourced in 2009. pandas is currently supported and actively developed by various organizations and contributors.

pandas was initially designed with finance in mind specifically with its ability around time series data manipulation and processing historical stock information. The processing of financial information has many challenges, the following being ...

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