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Python Data Science Essentials - Second Edition by Luca Massaron, Alberto Boschetti

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Chapter 2. Data Munging

We are just getting into action with data! In this chapter, you'll learn how to munge data. What does munging data imply?

The term munge is a technical term coined about half a century ago by the students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Munging means to change, in a series of well-specified and reversible steps, a piece of original data to a completely different (and hopefully more useful) one. Deep-rooted in hacker culture, munging is often described in the data science pipeline using other, almost synonymous, terms such as data wrangling or data preparation. It is a very important part of the data engineering pipeline.

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