Hands-On Data Analysis with NumPy and Pandas

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  • Understand how to install and manage Anaconda
  • Read, sort, and map data using NumPy and pandas
  • Find out how to create and slice data arrays using NumPy
  • Discover how to subset your DataFrames using pandas
  • Handle missing data in a pandas DataFrame
  • Explore hierarchical indexing and plotting with pandas

Python, a multi-paradigm programming language, has become the language of choice for data scientists for visualization, data analysis, and machine learning.

Hands-On Data Analysis with NumPy and Pandas starts by guiding you in setting up the right environment for data analysis with Python, along with helping you install the correct Python distribution. In addition to this, you will work with the Jupyter notebook and set up a database. Once you have covered Jupyter, you will dig deep into Python’s NumPy package, a powerful extension with advanced mathematical functions. You will then move on to creating NumPy arrays and employing different array methods and functions. You will explore Python’s pandas extension which will help you get to grips with data mining and learn to subset your data. Last but not the least you will grasp how to manage your datasets by sorting and ranking them.

By the end of this book, you will have learned to index and group your data for sophisticated data analysis and manipulation.

  • Explore the tools you need to become a data analyst
  • Discover practical examples to help you grasp data processing concepts
  • Walk through hierarchical indexing and grouping for data analysis
Page Count 168
Course Length 5 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781789530797
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2018


Curtis Miller

Curtis Miller is a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah studying mathematical statistics. He writes software for both research and personal interest, including the R package (CPAT) available on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). Among Curtis Miller's publications are academic papers along with books and video courses all published by Packt Publishing. Curtis Miller's video courses include Unpacking NumPy and Pandas, Data Acquisition and Manipulation with Python, Training Your Systems with Python Statistical Modelling, and Applications of Statistical Learning with Python. His books include Hands-On Data Analysis with NumPy and Pandas.