Data Manipulation in Python: A Pandas Crash Course
What you'll learn
- Visualise data using methods from histograms to dimensionality reduction.
- Create, save and serialise data frames in and out of multiple formats.
- Clean and format data easily.
- Detect and intelligently fill missing values.
- Group, aggregate and summarise your data.
- Merge data sources into a beautiful whole.
- Pivot and cross-tabulate data like a pro.
- Intersplice, summarise and investigate time series data.
- Seamlessly work with data from different time zones.
- Learn the common pitfalls and traps that ensnare beginners and how to avoid them.
- Basic knowledge of Python
In the real-world, data is anything but clean, which is why Python libraries like Pandas are so valuable.
If data manipulation is setting your data analysis workflow behind then this course is the key to taking your power back.
Own your data, don’t let your data own you!
When data manipulation and preparation accounts for up to 80% of your work as a data scientist, learning data munging techniques that take raw data to a final product for analysis as efficiently as possible is essential for success.
Data analysis with Python library Pandas makes it easier for you to achieve better results, increase your productivity, spend more time problem-solving and less time data-wrangling, and communicate your insights more effectively.
This course prepares you to do just that!
With Pandas DataFrame, prepare to learn advanced data manipulation, preparation, sorting, blending, and data cleaning approaches to turn chaotic bits of data into a final pre-analysis product. This is exactly why Pandas is the most popular Python library in data science and why data scientists at Google, Facebook, JP Morgan, and nearly every other major company that analyzes data use Pandas.
If you want to learn how to efficiently utilize Pandas to manipulate, transform, pivot, stack, merge and aggregate your data for preparation of visualization, statistical analysis, or machine learning, then this course is for you.
Here’s what you can expect when you enrolled with your instructor, Ph.D. Samuel Hinton:
Learn common and advanced Pandas data manipulation techniques to take raw data to a final product for analysis as efficiently as possible.
Achieve better results by spending more time problem-solving and less time data-wrangling.
Learn how to shape and manipulate data to make statistical analysis and machine learning as simple as possible.
Utilize the latest version of Python and the industry-standard Pandas library.
Performing data analysis with Python’s Pandas library can help you do a lot, but it does have its downsides. And this course helps you beat them head-on:
1. Pandas has a steep learning curve: As you dive deeper into the Pandas library, the learning slope becomes steeper and steeper. This course guides beginners and intermediate users smoothly into every aspect of Pandas.
2. Inadequate documentation: Without proper documentation, it’s difficult to learn a new library. When it comes to advanced functions, Pandas documentation is rarely helpful. This course helps you grasp advanced Pandas techniques easily and saves you time in searching for help.
After this course, you will feel comfortable delving into complex and heterogeneous datasets knowing with absolute confidence that you can produce a useful result for the next stage of data analysis.
Here’s a closer look at the curriculum:
Loading and creating Pandas DataFrames
Displaying your data with basic plots, and 1D, 2D and multidimensional visualizations.
Performing basic DataFrame manipulations: indexing, labeling, ordering slicing, filtering and more.
Performing advanced Pandas DataFrame manipulations: multiIndexing, stacking, hierarchical indexing, pivoting, melting and more.
Carrying out DataFrame grouping: aggregation, imputation, and more.
Mastering time series manipulations: reindexing, resampling, rolling functions, method chaining and filtering, and more.
Merging Pandas DataFrames
Lastly, this course is packed with a cheatsheet and practical exercises that are based on real-life examples. So not only will you learn the theory, but you will also get some hands-on practice with Pandas too.
Who this course is for:
- Python students that want to learn how to manipulate data professionally.
- Aspiring data analysts and scientists looking to upgrade their skillset.
- People who would prefer to spend more time solving interesting problems than formatting data.
- Old hands at programming that want to see what new methods and industry-leading tools are at their fingertips in the new decade.
Hi, I'm Sam and I'm an astrophysicist, data scientist, robotics and software engineer, astronomer and public presenter.
My work right now is all about renewable energy. Battery assets, optimising their utilisation and trading energy in markets to cut out as many fossil fuel generators as humanly possible.
In academia, my primary work involves investigating the nature of dark energy, however I also spend a lot of time advocating of open-source development and proper coding practices.
With years of experience from the financial software industry to machine learning pipelines classifying objects in the night sky, and teaching experience in statistics, software engineering, data manipulation, computational physics, and much more, I'm dedicated to increasing the level of coding proficiency in the scientific fields, and bringing basic coding knowledge to any eager student.
On top of my research work, I've run national coding workshops with content ranging from complete novices up to research experts. I'm excited to bring my knowledge and content to a wider audience, and hope that my direct and to-the-point teaching attitude allows students to understand the core concepts faster and better, saving students time and stress!