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February Monthly Meetup

Join us for the monthly Python Users Group meetup! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, come and meet others and learn and share what you know.


Young Lee will compare and contrast NumPy with Pandas, two Python libraries for data analysis.

David Fischer will give a brief introduction to Git.


7PM Arrive, meet people, settle in 7:00-7:10 Introductions and Announcements

7:10-8:00 Presentation(s)

8:00-8:30 Cleanup and closing thoughts

8:30 Networking at O'Brien's

Note about Parking: Please Park on the streets around the Ansir Innovation Center, the parking lot is for Pangea bakery customers.

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  • Jaime F.

    I had to leave early, but I was really enjoying Young's presentation.

    I made a comment on how Pandas was diverging from being built on NumPy, here's a quick link to the relevant part of the pandas 0.13 docs where they explain that no pandas object is anymore a subclass of NumPy's ndarray: They still work very nicely together, though, and I am sure they will make every effort to keep it that way.

    February 28, 2014

    • Young L.

      Hi Jaime. I should have paid more attention to what you said at the talk! Just yesterday I had a major crash of my code because some of the systems at work upgraded to pandas 0.13. In my code, I had implicit conversion between pandas series to numpy arrays which no longer work when pandas.Series stopped subclassing ndarray. As soon as I realized this I remembered what you said!

      April 19, 2014

  • Carol Naslund W.

    I enjoyed both presentations. I've put together a doc with links that I have found helpful for git. Please feel free to add your favorites and pass along:

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the intro to Git. I took CodeSchool's intro today as well :) It went over some of the same commands. I'm going to start using Git :) Thank you!

    February 28, 2014

  • Chris L.

    Any tips on how to find parking? Any side streets or other areas which are safe to park at?

    February 11, 2014

    • Rares S.

      +1 for yellow curbs - best kept secret!

      2 · February 25, 2014

    • Dave C.

      I ain't gonna give away my parking secrets!

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just attending udacity 'intro to data science' course and getting used to pandas. Sounds exciting :)

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting all of you... And be gentle I'm kind of a Python newbie. If it were a spoken language I would probably be like a 4 year old and I can read a lot better than write :-P

    February 6, 2014

    • Carol Naslund W.

      Welcome Justin. I look forward to meeting you later this month. This is a nice group with folks at all different levels of Python experience. The SDPUG website has some good links for all levels including newbies:­ See you in a few weeks.

      February 8, 2014

  • Judy J.

    Hi I'm taking some free classes at the SDCCE at their North City campus which looks great. So I won't be going to any meetings for a while.

    February 8, 2014

    • Carol Naslund W.

      We'll miss you Judy, but look forward to your return and hearing about your classes. Take care :-)

      February 8, 2014

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