Python videos | Python Part 19 - Pandas

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 November 2021

This tutorial explains what pandas is and does, including creating dataframes, importing data into them from CSV files, Excel workbooks and SQL Server tables, indexing dataframes, showing statistics and much more besides!

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Example dataframe.png Image Picture of example dataframe
A - Getting Python code Creating dataframes and series
B - Showing dataframe Python code Showing information about dataframes
C - read and write Python code Reading to and writing from CSV files
films.csv CSV file The CSV files created
D - read and write Python code Reading to and writing from Excel workbooks
films.xlsx Excel workbook The Excel workbook created
E - read and write SQL Python code Reading to and writing from SQL Server tables
F - slicing and Python code Slicing and indexing dataframes
G - Sort and Python code Sorting and filtering dataframes
H - statistics and Python code Statistics and grouping
I - column Python code Creating new columns
J - other Python code Renaming columns
J - other operations (2).py Python code Joining or merging dataframes
Films and directors.xlsx Excel workbook Workbook containing data to join
J - other operations (3).py Python code Removing duplicate rows
K - Python code Using matplotlib
Useful links.txt Text file Useful links

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