Intro to pandas

Intro to pandas

Unlike most of the other learning material you find online, this course will take a single dataset and use it to explain the basic concepts of Pandas.

Unlike many of the clean, small and somewhat contrived datasets you see in regular tutorials, the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) dataset is very unique. It is a real world dataset which is large enough to require specialized tools like Pandas. It has a mixture of data types – for e.g. there is a geographical component to the data. A lot of data is missing. And finally, it also contains plenty of text information which will be useful for learning text analytics – i.e. combining quantitative and qualitative analytics.

By merely cleaning up the dataset and doing basic analytics you will be able to learn a lot of the basics and see why pandas is such a useful tool for text analytics.