Agate for data analysis in Python

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Matt Waite of University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 11 at 9:00am
  • Location: Denver II
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this hands-on session we'll introduce you to programmatic data analysis with the agate module for Python. We'll go through the basics—reading CSV files, transforming data, and running basic statistical analysis—while leaving plenty of room for your questions. This session is ideal for folks with some Python experience, especially those who've reached the limits of what they can do with tools like csvkit, but find pandas and numpy bewildering.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Waite is a professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses in reporting, data journalism and data visualization. From 2000-2011, he worked for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, was an investigative reporter for the Times and co-authored Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss. @mattwaite

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