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Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas

By : Stefanie Molin
Book Image

Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas

By: Stefanie Molin

Overview of this book

Data analysis has become a necessary skill in a variety of domains where knowing how to work with data and extract insights can generate significant value. Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas will show you how to analyze your data, get started with machine learning, and work effectively with Python libraries often used for data science, such as pandas, NumPy, matplotlib, seaborn, and scikit-learn. Using real-world datasets, you will learn how to use the powerful pandas library to perform data wrangling to reshape, clean, and aggregate your data. Then, you will be able to conduct exploratory data analysis by calculating summary statistics and visualizing the data to find patterns. In the concluding chapters, you will explore some applications of anomaly detection, regression, clustering, and classification using scikit-learn to make predictions based on past data. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to use pandas to ensure the veracity of your data, visualize it for effective decision-making, and reliably reproduce analyses across multiple datasets.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Section 1: Getting Started with Pandas
Section 2: Using Pandas for Data Analysis
Section 3: Applications - Real-World Analyses Using Pandas
Section 4: Introduction to Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn
Section 5: Additional Resources

Section 1: Getting Started with Pandas

Our journey begins with an introduction to data analysis and statistics, which will lay a strong foundation for the concepts we will cover throughout the book. Then, we will set up our Python data science environment, which contains everything we will need to work through the examples, and get started with learning the basics of pandas.

The following chapters are included in this section: