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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Creating a Series using Python lists and dictionaries

A Series can be created from a Python list:

The first column of numbers represents the label in the index of the Series. The second column contains the values. dtype: int64 denotes that the data type of the values in the Series is int64.

By default, pandas will create an index consisting of consecutive integers starting at 0. This makes the series look like an array in many other programming languages. As an example, we can look up the value at label 3:

This lookup was by label value, not ...

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