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Python Recipes Handbook: A Problem-Solution Approach by Joey Bernard

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© Joey Bernard 2016

Joey Bernard, Python Recipes Handbook, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0241-8_5

5. Python Data Analysis with pandas

Joey Bernard

(1)Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

One of the really big growth areas for Python is in the sciences, where data analysis is a huge component. Happily, Python includes a Swiss Army tool for data analysis, namely the pandas package, which can be installed from the PyPi repository with pip. pandas provides a lot of the data handling and data processing tools that you may be accustomed to if you come from an R background. Several new data types are introduced, along with additional functionality to handle the actual data processing in a very efficient manner. It achieves this efficiency by building on the functionality ...

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