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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Creation using a scalar value

A Series can also be created using a scalar value:

This seems like a degenerate case with the Series only having a single value. There are, however, scenarios where this is important, such as when a series is multiplied by a scalar value, like so:

Underneath the covers, pandas took the value 2 and created a Series from that scalar value with a matching index to that in s, and then performed the multiplication through alignment of the two Series. We will look at this example again in more detail later in the chapter. ...

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