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Importing Data: Python Data Playbook

by Xavier Morera

In order to work with data in Python, you need to know how to get data into Python. This playbook defines data import recipes for common data import problems you’ll encounter using Python.

What you'll learn

Python is one of the most powerful and widely used languages to work with data. In this course, Importing Data: Python Data Playbook, you will learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to import data from multiple different file formats, including: text, tabular data, binary formats as well as from databases. First, you will learn how to import text and CSV files. Next, you will discover how to import data from JSON, XML, SAS, Stata, HDF5, Matlab, Pickle files, and more. Finally, you will explore how to import relational data from databases, including: SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of importing data into Python needed to analyze, visualize, and in general work with data.

About the author

Xavier is very passionate about teaching, helping others understand search and Big Data. He is also an entrepreneur, project manager, technical author, trainer, and holds a few certifications with Cloudera, Microsoft, and the Scrum Alliance, along with being a Microsoft MVP. He has spent a great deal of his career working on cutting-edge projects with a primary focus on .NET, Solr, and Hadoop among a few other interesting technologies. Throughout multiple projects, he has acquired skills to deal... more

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