Lesson overview

In this lesson we will learn the basics of reading and writing data from/to a file, and to do some basic data manipulation and analysis. We will start using Pandas which is a modern and feature rich data analysis framework for Python that is designed to make data analysis and manipulation straightforward and powerful using easy-to-use data structures and operations.

  1. Overview of the pandas module
  2. Exploring data using pandas
  3. Processing data using pandas
  4. Exercise 5: Data analysis with Pandas I

Learning goals

After this weeks lesson your should be able to:

  • Read and explore tabular data in Python (using the Pandas library)
  • Do simple data analysis using pandas data structures and related functions
  • Write data to a .csv text file

Lecture videos

Lesson 5 - Data analysis with Pandas I

Dave Whipp & Vuokko Heikinheimo, University of Helsinki @ Geo-Python channel on Youtube.