## Book Description

*Python for Data Analysis* is concerned with the nuts and bolts of manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching data in Python. It is also a practical, modern introduction to scientific computing in Python, tailored for data-intensive applications. This is a book about the parts of the Python language and libraries you’ll need to effectively solve a broad set of data analysis problems. This book is not an exposition on analytical methods using Python as the implementation language.

Written by Wes McKinney, the main author of the pandas library, this hands-on book is packed with practical cases studies. It’s ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to scientific computing.

- Use the IPython interactive shell as your primary development environment
- Learn basic and advanced NumPy (Numerical Python) features
- Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library
- Use high-performance tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data
- Create scatter plots and static or interactive visualizations with matplotlib
- Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize datasets
- Measure data by points in time, whether it’s specific instances, fixed periods, or intervals
- Learn how to solve problems in web analytics, social sciences, finance, and economics, through detailed examples

## Table of Contents

- Python for Data Analysis
- A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
- Preface
- 1. Preliminaries
- 2. Introductory Examples
- 3. IPython: An Interactive Computing and Development Environment
- 4. NumPy Basics: Arrays and Vectorized Computation
- 5. Getting Started with pandas
- 6. Data Loading, Storage, and File Formats
- 7. Data Wrangling: Clean, Transform, Merge, Reshape
- 8. Plotting and Visualization
- 9. Data Aggregation and Group Operations
- 10. Time Series
- 11. Financial and Economic Data Applications
- 12. Advanced NumPy
- A. Python Language Essentials
- Index
- About the Author
- Colophon
- Copyright

## Product Information

- Title: Python for Data Analysis
- Author(s):
- Release date: October 2012
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781449319793