Introduction to Pandas

Pandas is one of the popular python package used for data manipulation & data analysis. Pandas were initially developed by Wes McKinney in 2008.

To used pandas you need to install below pandas pre-requisite:

  • Python3.x
  • Pandas Python Package.

To install the Pandas Python Package use pip command : pip install pandas

Once Pandas is installed, import it in your applications by adding the import keyword:

import pandas

Functional Areas to use Pandas

  • Indexing & Slicing of Huge Data.
  • Joining or Merging of multiple datasets.
  • Data Alignment.
  • Handling Missing Data.

Pandas Version

To check the version of Pandas in python use __version__ attribute:

import pandas as pd
print(pd.__version__)

Advantages

  • Fast and efficient for manipulating and analyzing data.
  • Flexible reshaping and pivoting of data sets 
  • Easy handling of missing data (represented as NaN)

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