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Introduction to pandas

Joris Van den Bossche, Stijn Van Hoey

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Pandas is becoming the fundamental library for manipulating and analyzing structured data, providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools. This hands-on tutorial will give a basic introduction to pandas, guide you through the different data structures and its manipulation, explaining the the key concepts and defining features.


By going through some examples and exercises with real-world data, the following topics (inexhaustive list) will be covered:

  • Overview of the data structures: Series, DataFrame, Index
  • Selecting/indexing, basic manipulation and computations with these data structures
  • Time series manipulation
  • Input/output of data
  • Grouping, reshaping, merging of data

You can find all materials for the tutorial and the installation requirements to follow the tutorial here: