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3. The NumPy Library

Fabio Nelli1 
Rome, Italy

NumPy is a basic package for scientific computing with Python and especially for dat a 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, 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 data analysis.

Having knowledge of the NumPy library is important to being able to use all scientific Python ...

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