Qualitative analysis is the scientific study of data that can be observed but cannot be measured. It focuses on cataloging the qualities of data. Examples of qualitative data can be:
- The softness of your skin
- How elegantly someone runs
Quantitative analysis is the study of actual values within data, with real measurements of items presented as data. Normally, these are values such as:
pandas deals primarily with quantitative data, providing you with extensive tools for representing observations of variables. Pandas does not provide for qualitative analysis, but does let you represent qualitative information.