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Python Pandas and Matplotlib (In-Person)

When: Thursday, June 27, 2024
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT

Where: Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), North Study Lounge, 2233 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: $5.00

Contact: Leticia Vega  

Group: Northwestern IT Research Computing and Data Services

Category: Training


Pandas is a popular (and dense) Python module for working with DataFrames (data shaped in rows and columns, like csv and Excel files). This workshop will cover the basics of Pandas to get you started working with your own data. This in-person workshop will not be recorded. 

 This workshop will cover:  

- why Pandas is useful  
- reading and writing files 
- selecting subsamples of data  
- grouping data  
- calculating summary statistics  

Learn the basics of making visualizations in Python with the sophisticated plotting library MatPlotLib.  

This workshop will cover:  

- the basic elements of a plot in MatPlotLib  
- the code format for making a plot  
- how to customize the title, axis labels, legend, etc.  
- basic plots using both continuous and categorial data  
- where to find code that you can adapt for your custom plots  

Prerequisites: Basic Python knowledge at the level of the Python Fundamentals Bootcamp. You will need to bring a laptop to participate. 

Registration Required. 

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