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Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas - Second Edition

By : Stefanie Molin
Book Image

Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas - Second Edition

By: Stefanie Molin

Overview of this book

Extracting valuable business insights is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, but an essential skill for anyone who handles data in their enterprise. Hands-On Data Analysis with Pandas is here to help beginners and those who are migrating their skills into data science get up to speed in no time. This book will show you how to analyze your data, get started with machine learning, and work effectively with the 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 pandas library to perform data wrangling to reshape, clean, and aggregate your data. Then, you will learn how 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. This updated edition will equip you with the skills you need to use pandas 1.x to efficiently perform various data manipulation tasks, reliably reproduce analyses, and visualize your data for effective decision making – valuable knowledge that can be applied across multiple domains.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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

Chapter materials

The files we will be working with in this chapter can be found in the GitHub repository at We will be working with earthquake data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) by using the USGS API and CSV files, which can be found in the data/ directory.

There are four CSV files and a SQLite database file, all of which will be used at different points throughout this chapter. The earthquakes.csv file contains data that's been pulled from the USGS API for September 18, 2018 through October 13, 2018. For our discussion of data structures, we will work with the example_data.csv file, which contains five rows and a subset of the columns from the earthquakes.csv file. The tsunamis.csv file is a subset of the data in the earthquakes.csv file for all earthquakes that were accompanied by tsunamis during the aforementioned date range. The quakes.db file contains a SQLite database...