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Boris Paskhaver
  • August 2021
  • ISBN 9781617297434
  • 440 pages
  • printed in black & white
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Of all the introductory pandas books I’ve read—and I did read a few—this is the best, by a mile.

Erico Lendzian, idibu.com
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Take the next steps in your data science career! This friendly and hands-on guide shows you how to start mastering Pandas with skills you already know from spreadsheet software.

In Pandas in Action you will learn how to:

  • Import datasets, identify issues with their data structures, and optimize them for efficiency
  • Sort, filter, pivot, and draw conclusions from a dataset and its subsets
  • Identify trends from text-based and time-based data
  • Organize, group, merge, and join separate datasets
  • Use a GroupBy object to store multiple DataFrames

Pandas has rapidly become one of Python's most popular data analysis libraries. In Pandas in Action, a friendly and example-rich introduction, author Boris Paskhaver shows you how to master this versatile tool and take the next steps in your data science career. You’ll learn how easy Pandas makes it to efficiently sort, analyze, filter and munge almost any type of data.

about the technology

Data analysis with Python doesn’t have to be hard. If you can use a spreadsheet, you can learn pandas! While its grid-style layouts may remind you of Excel, pandas is far more flexible and powerful. This Python library quickly performs operations on millions of rows, and it interfaces easily with other tools in the Python data ecosystem. It’s a perfect way to up your data game.

about the book

Pandas in Action introduces Python-based data analysis using the amazing pandas library. You’ll learn to automate repetitive operations and gain deeper insights into your data that would be impractical—or impossible—in Excel. Each chapter is a self-contained tutorial. Realistic downloadable datasets help you learn from the kind of messy data you’ll find in the real world.

what's inside

  • Organize, group, merge, split, and join datasets
  • Find trends in text-based and time-based data
  • Sort, filter, pivot, optimize, and draw conclusions
  • Apply aggregate operations

about the reader

For readers experienced with spreadsheets and basic Python programming.

about the author

Boris Paskhaver is a software engineer, Agile consultant, and online educator. His programming courses have been taken by 300,000 students across 190 countries.

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This approachable guide will get you up and running quickly with all the basics you need to analyze your data.

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Understanding and putting in practice the concepts of this book will help you increase productivity and make you look like a pro.

Jose Apablaza, Steadfast Networks

Teaches both novice and expert Python users the essential concepts required for data analysis and data science.

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