Python 2: Intro to data analysis using pandas

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Lam Thuy Vo of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Salon 5
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Imagine rolling Excel and MySQL into one tool that also allows you to track your code and share it. That’s pandas in a nutshell. There’s a lot more you can do with it, of course, but this will be a good start. We’ll learn how to slice and dice our data and extract basic stats. Specifically, we’ll cover loading the data, filtering, sorting and grouping data.

This class is good for: People who are comfortable with Excel and are familiar with the basics of SQL and Python.

Speaker Bios

  • Lam Thuy Vo is a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News where she tells data-driven stories about the intersection of technology and society. Previously, she's reported for and led digital initiatives at The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and Planet Money. She has worked as an educator for a decade, developing newsroom-wide trainings, workshops and semester-long courses. She’s currently writing a Python textbook on social media data for No Starch Press. @lamthuyvo

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