pandas Hello World


Example

Once Pandas has been installed, you can check if it is is working properly by creating a dataset of randomly distributed values and plotting its histogram.

import pandas as pd  # This is always assumed but is included here as an introduction.
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

np.random.seed(0)

values = np.random.randn(100) # array of normally distributed random numbers
s = pd.Series(values) # generate a pandas series
s.plot(kind='hist', title='Normally distributed random values') # hist computes distribution
plt.show()   

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Check some of the data's statistics (mean, standard deviation, etc.)

s.describe()
# Output: count    100.000000
# mean       0.059808
# std        1.012960
# min       -2.552990
# 25%       -0.643857
# 50%        0.094096
# 75%        0.737077
# max        2.269755
# dtype: float64