Chapter 2. Installing pandas

In this chapter, we will cover how to install pandas using the Anaconda Scientific Python distribution from Continuum Analytics. Anaconda is a popular Python distribution with both free and paid components, and it has cross-platform support—including Windows, Mac, and Linux. The base distribution installs pandas as part of the default installation, so it makes getting started with pandas simple.

The chapter will examine installing both pandas and Python through Anaconda, as this book assumes that you are new to both pandas and Python. This can include readers who are coming from an R environment to learn data manipulation skills using pandas. Those who already have more advanced Python skills can feel free to move onto ...

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