Starting from the basics

We will start exploring the first dataset, the Boston dataset, but before delving into numbers, we will upload a series of helpful packages that will be used during the rest of the chapter:

In: import numpy as np
  import pandas as pd
  import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  import matplotlib as mpl

If you are working from an IPython Notebook, running the following command in a cell will instruct the Notebook to represent any graphic output in the Notebook itself (otherwise, if you are not working on IPython, just ignore the command because it won't work in IDEs such as Python's IDLE or Spyder):

In: %matplotlib inline
  # If you are using IPython, this will make the images available in the Notebook

To immediately select the variables ...

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