Python: Intro to data analysis using pandas

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Sandra Fish of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 3:45pm
  • Location: River Oaks A
  • 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. We recommend that you attend the Python 101 session or have equivalent experience before coming to this class.

Speaker Bios

  • Sandra Fish is a Colorado data journalist specializing in politics. She's done work for the Colorado Sun, Colorado Independent, OpenSecrets, ESPN, Colorado Public Radio and others. She also teaches data journalism at University of Colorado Boulder.

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