About this book
Data preprocessing is the first step in data visualization, data analytics, and machine learning, where data is prepared for analytics functions to get the best possible insights. Around 90% of the time spent on data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning projects is dedicated to performing data preprocessing.
This book will equip you with optimum data preprocessing techniques from multiple perspectives. You'll learn different technical and analytical aspects of data preprocessing - data collection, data cleaning, data integration, data reduction, and data transformation - and get to grips with implementing them using the open-source Python programming environment. The book will provide a comprehensive articulation of data preprocessing, its whys and hows, and help you identify analytics opportunities where data analytics could lead to more effective decision making. It also demonstrates the role of data management systems and technologies for effective analytics and how to create queries to pull data from relational databases.
By the end of this Python data preprocessing book, you'll be able to use Python to read, manipulate, and analyze data, perform data cleaning, integration, reduction techniques, and handle outliers or missing values to implement the appropriate data transformation method.
- Publication date:
- December 2021