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How to become an Expert at Pandas for Data Analysis for FREE

data science pandas python Jun 21, 2022

In 2014, I was first introduced to pandas and had no idea how to use it. By 2017, I had written the 500 page book Pandas Cookbook. This is roughly the path I took to mastering pandas for free:

  1. Read the official documentation
  2. Practice examples in the documentation
  3. Flashcards
  4. Share a full data analysis with others
  5. Answer old Stack Overflow Questions
  6. Answer new Stack Overflow Questions
  7. Teach others in-person or online
  8. Write pandas blog posts
  9. Repeat

Read the official documentation

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Official Release of bar_chart_race - A Python Package for Creating Animated Bar Chart Races

 

I'm excited to announce the official release of bar_chart_race, a python package for creating bar chart races. In this post, I'll cover many of the major available options. Navigate to the official documentation for a full breakdown of all of the options.

Motivation

Bar chart races have become very popular over the last year and no python package existed to create them. I also built some for my coronavirus dashboard.

Installation

Install with:

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Python for Data Analysis — A Critical Line-by-Line Review

book review pandas python Jul 09, 2019

In this post, I will offer my review of the book, Python for Data Analysis (2nd edition) by Wes McKinney. My name is Ted Petrou and I am an expert at pandas and author of the recently released Pandas Cookbook. I thoroughly read through PDA and created a very long, review that is available on github. This post provides some of the highlights from that full review.

What is a critical line-by-line review?

I read this book as if I was the only technical reviewer and I was...

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