## Book description

Get complete instructions for manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching datasets in Python. Updated for Python 3.6, the second edition of this hands-on guide is packed with practical case studies that show you how to solve a broad set of data analysis problems effectively. You’ll learn the latest versions of pandas, NumPy, IPython, and Jupyter in the process.

Written by Wes McKinney, the creator of the Python pandas project, this book is a practical, modern introduction to data science tools in Python. It’s ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to data science and scientific computing. Data files and related material are available on GitHub.

- Use the IPython shell and Jupyter notebook for exploratory computing
- Learn basic and advanced features in NumPy (Numerical Python)
- Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library
- Use flexible tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data
- Create informative visualizations with matplotlib
- Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize datasets
- Analyze and manipulate regular and irregular time series data
- Learn how to solve real-world data analysis problems with thorough, detailed examples

## Publisher resources

## Table of contents

- Preface
- Preliminaries
- Python Language Basics, IPython, and Jupyter Notebooks
- Built-in Data Structures, Functions, and Files
- NumPy Basics: Arrays and Vectorized Computation
- Getting Started with pandas
- Data Loading, Storage, and File Formats
- Data Cleaning and Preparation
- Data Wrangling: Join, Combine, and Reshape
- Plotting and Visualization
- Data Aggregation and Group Operations
- Time Series
- Advanced pandas
- Introduction to Modeling Libraries in Python
- Data Analysis Examples
- Advanced NumPy
- More on the IPython System
- Index

## Product information

- Title: Python for Data Analysis, 2nd Edition
- Author(s):
- Release date: October 2017
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491957660

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