What is pandas?¶
Pandas ia a framework - i.e. a collection of functionality, not a program on its own. It is based on the numerical mathmatics framework numpy. Compared to numpy, pandas offers more usability and convenience but sacrifices speed.
What is pandas used for?¶
Its main application cases is data processing. This includes: * Reading, exploring, cleaning, transforming and visualizing data
Common areas that make use of it are:
- Data Science
- Machine Learning
How to get pandas?¶
It can be installed via pip or conda (c.f. pandas on pypi.org). Make sure that the dependencies are installed as well.
Where to find help?¶
- Official Documentation: https://pandas.pydata.org/docs/
- pandas is a data processing framework based on numpy
- It offers additional utility functions but sacrifices speed