Python pandas for data analysis

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Carla Astudillo of The Texas Tribune; Joe Germuska of Northwestern University Knight Lab
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 11:30am
  • Location: Mattie Silks
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

A hands-on training on how to use python to analyze complicated data. We will teach pandas, a data analysis library which lets you explore big and complex data in a way that can be documented, replicated and automated-- with the help of the sleek and powerful IPython notebook. This is session is best for those with experience in Python

Speaker Bios

  • Carla Astudillo is a news app and data visuals developer with a focus on elections and political data. Previously, she was a data and interactive visuals journalist at NJ.com and The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where she helped build a database of police use of force in the state as part of a 16-month investigative project.  She got her master's degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. @carla_astudi

  • Joe is the Chief Nerd at Knight Lab, Northwestern's cross-disciplinary media/technology/design studio. He's also the project lead for Census Reporter, a website designed to make Census data easier for journalists. Before Northwestern, Joe was a founding member of the Chicago Tribune News Applications team. He is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors for City Bureau, a nonprofit civic journalism lab based on the South side of Chicago. @JoeGermuska

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  • Python pandas for data analysis repo
    This repo will teach pandas, a data analysis library which lets you explore big and complex data in a way that can be documented, replicated and automated-- with the help of the sleek and powerful IPython notebook. https://github.com/CarlaAstudillo/pandas-nicar-2016