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Mastering pandas by Femi Anthony

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Chapter 1. Introduction to pandas and Data Analysis

In this chapter, we address the following:

  • Motivation for data analysis
  • How Python and pandas can be used for data analysis
  • Description of the pandas library
  • Benefits of using pandas

Motivation for data analysis

In this section, we will discuss the trends that are making data analysis an increasingly important field of endeavor in today's fast-moving technological landscape.

We live in a big data world

The term big data has become one of the hottest technology buzzwords in the past two years. We now increasingly hear about big data in various media outlets, and big data startup companies have increasingly been attracting venture capital. A good example in the area of retail would be Target Corporation, ...

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