CHAPTER 3

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The NumPy Library

NumPy is a basic package for scientific computing with Python and especially for data analysis. In fact, this library is the basis of a large amount of mathematical and scientific Python packages, and among them, as you will see later in the book, the pandas library. This library, totally specialized for data analysis, is fully developed using the concepts introduced by NumPy. In fact, the built-in tools provided by the standard Python library could be too simple or inadequate for most of the calculations in the data analysis.

So the knowledge of the NumPy library is a prerequisite in order to face, in the best way, ...

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