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Learning pandas - Second Edition by Michael Heydt

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Performing statistical processes on pandas objects

Descriptive statistics gives us the ability to understand numerous measures of data that describe a specific characteristic of the underlying data. Built into pandas are several classes of these descriptive statistical operations that can be applied to a Series or DataFrame.

Let's examine several facets of statistical analysis / techniques provided by pandas:

  • Summary descriptive statistics
  • Measuring central tendency: mean, median, and mode
  • Variance and standard deviation

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