Mar 15–18, 2020

Mastering pandas

Matt Harrison (MetaSnake)
9:00am12:30pm Monday, March 16, 2020
Location: LL20D

Who is this presentation for?

Data scientists or analysts






  • Lecture: The integrated plotting functionality in pandas; using it to visually inspect your data
  • Hands-on exercise: Use plotting to inspect your data


  • Lecture: Digging into your data (slicing and dicing as needed)
  • Hands-on exercise: Filter your data


Dealing with NaN

  • Lecture: Examining and dealing with missing values
  • Hands-on exercise: Deal with NaN


  • Lecture: pandas advanced features for grouping; grouping your data by various features; aggregating and returning the results
  • Hands-on exercise: Group your data



  • Lecture: Programmatically creating pivot tables; combining them with grouping to easily summarize your data
  • Hands-on exercise: Use pivoting


  • Lecture: Using stacking to enable easy plotting of multiple variables
  • Hands-on exercise: Use stacking
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Matt Harrison


Matt Harrison is a consultant at MetaSnake, a Python training and consultancy shop. He’s a Python user, presenter, author, and user group organizer. He helps run the Utah Python user group, and he wrote Treading on Python volumes 1 and 2. His work experience covers search, business intelligence, and data science.

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