Sometimes you need to perform operations on subsets of data. Your rows might have attributes in common or somehow form logical groups based on other properties. Common operations like finding the average, maximum, count, or standard deviation of values from groups of data is a really common task, and Pandas
Tag: Machine Learning & Data
Merge/join operations in Pandas let you gather information from many tables into a single dataframe for further processing or analysis. This is another important skill that you will probably use a lot when working with data.
If you have some experience with relational databases you can recognize the analogous
In an ideal world, all the data you need is available in the right format and with complete content.
In the real world, you will probably need to scrape data from lots of different and incomplete sources. That's why it's important to learn how to clean your data before analyzing
Data analysis usually starts by loading data into the structures of your library/tools of choice. Almost always this data will either come from a database, the web, or a collection of files.
The files that contain your data can come in many different formats: Comma-separated values in a text
Pandas provides many options for calculating descriptive statistics and other reduction operations with just a simple function call. You might want to calculate these values as part of a ML/Data Analysis pipeline, or just because you want to get a better understanding of the data you are dealing with.