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Intro to Pandas

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In conjunction w/ Women Data Scientists DC (http://www.meetup.com/WomenDataScientistsDC)...
Intro to Python's Pandas

Pandas is a powerful and flexible Python library that provides data structures and operations for processing and analyzing tabular datasets. Come learn how Pandas can help you explore, transform, combine, and slice-and-dice medium-sized datasets with ease. Along the way, we will touch on the basics of functional programming, making plots, and integrating Pandas with other Python data libraries.

Prereqs:

Comfortable with the basics of Python (or a similar language like Ruby)

Familiar with tabular data format (e.g. you can read an Excel spreadsheet)

Installs (please have these installed before class):

* python 2.7
* pandas
* ipython with notebook dependencies
* (optional) matplotlib
* (super optional) virtualenv, virtualenvwrapper

`pip install pandas “ipython[notebook]” matplotlib`

Install party
Before the meetup at 11:30 to 1:45pm at Bakers & Baristas on 7th -- limited space available.

Speaker: Clara Bennett, Software Engineer @Picwell (https://twitter.com/picwell)

Clara works on building APIs and data pipelines in order to serve Picwell’s health insurance recommendations to customers. She uses Pandas to develop extract-transform-load processes for health plan data, as well as for her personal tabular data needs, because Excel is terrible.

Space provided by: Data Society (http://datasociety.co/)

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