CHAPTER 4

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The pandas Library—An Introduction

With this chapter, you can finally get into the heart of this book: the pandas library. This fantastic Python library is a perfect tool for anyone who wants to practice data analysis using Python as a programming language.

First you will find out the fundamental aspects of this library and how to install it on your system, and finally you will become familiar with the two data structures called Series and DataFrame. In the course of the chapter you will work with a basic set of functions, provided by the pandas library, to perform the most common tasks in the data processing. Getting familiar with ...

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