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Python Data Science Handbook : Essential Tools for Working with Data - Jake VanderPlas

Python Data Science Handbook

Essential Tools for Working with Data

Paperback Published: 6th December 2016
ISBN: 9781491912058
Number Of Pages: 548

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For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them all—IPython, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools.

Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models. Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python.

With this handbook, you’ll learn how to use:

  • IPython and Jupyter: provide computational environments for data scientists using Python
  • NumPy: includes the ndarray for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in Python
  • Pandas: features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in Python
  • Matplotlib: includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in Python
  • Scikit-Learn: for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms

About the Author

Jake VanderPlas is a long-time user and developer of the Python scientific stack. He finished his PhD in Astronomy at the University of Washington in 2012, and currently works as an interdisciplinary research director at the University of Washington, conducts his own astronomy research, and spends time advising and consulting with local scientists from a wide range of fields.

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Chapter 1 IPython: Beyond Normal Python
Chapter 2 Introduction to NumPy
Chapter 3 Data Manipulation with Pandas
Chapter 4 Visualization with Matplotlib
Chapter 5 Machine Learning

ISBN: 9781491912058
ISBN-10: 1491912057
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 6th December 2016
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 18.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.82

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