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Python Data Analysis by Ivan Idris

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Preface

 

"Data analysis is Python's killer app."

 
 --Unknown

Data analysis has a rich history in the natural, biomedical, and social sciences. You may have heard of Big Data. Although, it's hard to give a precise definition of Big Data, we should be aware of its impact on data analysis efforts. Currently, we have the following trends associated with Big Data:

  • The world's population continues to grow
  • More and more data is collected and stored
  • The number of transistors that can be put on a computer chip cannot grow indefinitely
  • Governments, scientists, industry, and individuals have a growing need to learn from data

Data analysis has gained popularity lately due to the hype around Data Science. Data analysis and Data Science attempt to extract information ...

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