Python Workshop III: More Pandas for data analysis

Python Workshop III: More Pandas for data analysis

Posted by Vivian Zhang

Updated: Nov 19, 2013

Our special thanks went to John Downs for teaching us and OnDeck Capital for providing the wonderful space!

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Thank you for coming, Arron, Elliot, Mark, Matt, Devin, Gustavo, Yan, John T, John C, Matt B, Michael, Kanies, Jeehyun, Friederike­, Sadiq, Deena, Loren, Saumil, Dan, Steven Millington, 高柳慎一, Tanya, John M, André , Muhammad! (A lot of new friends, we welcome you very much!)


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John Downs, Dean and our Python Instructor. As Dean, he coordinates the development of programs and mentors other instructors.  He also organizes the Python for Data Analysis meetup.  His research interests include robotics with work on collaborative navigation using artificial intelligence.  He has many years of experience as a software engineer in industry and is a member of the ACM and IEEE.


This session focuses on the ecosystem around Pandas.  We will look at some of the tools available to learn about data that has been prepared by Pandas.

The packages we will be looking at are NumPy, SciPy and Scikit-learn.


If you do not have Numpy, Pandas and Scikit-learn already installed, we suggest you install Anaconda first. It would take care of the headache of building numpy and scipy. It's a free download available from­

You might need a little background in pandas for this talk. You should be ok if you read the front page of pydata org page, watch the 10 minute video and make sure you can `import pandas` from your Python console


Other Useful Info Link:

iPython notebook up here: John's class code.

Vivian Zhang

Vivian is the CTO and School Director of NYC Data Science Academy and CTO of SupStat. With her extensive experience working in the data science field, she developed expertise in multiple programming languages, including R, Python, Hadoop, and Spark. In August 2016, Forbes ranked her amongst one of the nine women leading the pack in data analytics. In 2013, she created the NYC Open Data Meetup group, which stands as one of the largest data science communities offering meetups, conferences, and a weekly newsletter. In her spare time, Vivian enjoys meeting people and sharing her motivational stories with our students and other professionals

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