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High-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language

What is Pandas?

Flexible and powerful data analysis / manipulation library for Python, providing labeled data structures similar to R data.frame objects, statistical functions, and much more.
Pandas is a tool in the Data Science Tools category of a tech stack.
Pandas is an open source tool with 19.9K GitHub stars and 7.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pandas's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pandas?

Companies
72 companies use Pandas in their tech stacks, including Instacart, SendGrid, and Sighten.

Developers
46 developers use Pandas.

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Why developers like Pandas?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Pandas

Pandas's features

  • Easy handling of missing data (represented as NaN) in floating point as well as non-floating point data
  • Size mutability: columns can be inserted and deleted from DataFrame and higher dimensional objects
  • Automatic and explicit data alignment: objects can be explicitly aligned to a set of labels, or the user can simply ignore the labels and let Series, DataFrame, etc. automatically align the data for you in computations
  • Powerful, flexible group by functionality to perform split-apply-combine operations on data sets, for both aggregating and transforming data
  • Make it easy to convert ragged, differently-indexed data in other Python and NumPy data structures into DataFrame objects
  • Intelligent label-based slicing, fancy indexing, and subsetting of large data sets
  • Intuitive merging and joining data sets
  • Flexible reshaping and pivoting of data sets
  • Hierarchical labeling of axes (possible to have multiple labels per tick)
  • Robust IO tools for loading data from flat files (CSV and delimited), Excel files, databases, and saving/loading data from the ultrafast HDF5 format
  • Time series-specific functionality: date range generation and frequency conversion, moving window statistics, moving window linear regressions, date shifting and lagging, etc.

Pandas Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pandas?
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NumPy
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R
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Anaconda
A free and open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. Package versions are managed by the package management system conda.
SciPy
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