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4. The pandas Library—An Introduction

Fabio Nelli1 
Rome, Italy

This chapter gets into the heart of this book: the pandas library. This fantastic Python library is a perfect tool for anyone who wants to perform data analysis using Python as a programming language.

First you will learn about the fundamental aspects of this library and how to install it on your system, and then you will become familiar with the two data structures called series and dataframes. During the course of the chapter, you will work with a basic set of functions provided by the pandas library, in order to perform the most common data processing tasks. Getting familiar with these ...

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