Python for Data Analysis is concerned with the nuts and bolts of manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching data in Python. It is also a practical, modern introduction to scientific computing in Python, tailored for data-intensive applications. This is a book about the parts of the Python language and libraries youíll need to effectively solve a broad set of data analysis problems. This book is not an exposition on analytical methods using Python as the implementation language. Use the IPython interactive shell as your primary development environment
Learn basic and advanced NumPy (Numerical Python) features
Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library
Use high-performance tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data
Create scatter plots and static or interactive visualizations with matplotlib
Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize datasets
Measure data by points in time, whether itís specific instances, fixed periods, or intervals
Learn how to solve problems in web analytics, social sciences, finance, and economics, through detailed examples
Written by Wes McKinney, the main author of the pandas library, this hands-on book is packed with practical cases studies. Itís ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to scientific computing.
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Page Count (est.): 452
Pub Date: 10/26/2012