Data Acquisition and Manipulation with Python

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This video course, published with Packt Publishing, is an introductory course for data analysis with Python. This course discusses how to use Python (Pandas in particular) for manipulating data, including getting data in “clean” formats, aggregation, and data wrangling. Another major topic is getting data from Internet documents not in a “clean” format. This involves using BeautifulSoup, Selenium, and Scrapy for web scraping.

This course is the second volume in a four-volume series entitled, Taming Data with Python; Excelling as a Data Analyst. The first volume of the course, Unpacking NumPy and Pandas, discussed setting up a Python data analysis environment and introductory usage of NumPy and Pandas. Future volumes discuss machine learning and example applications.

Packt Publishing has made some of the videos included in the course available on YouTube. You can watch these to get an idea of what’s in the course.

Read more and purchase the course at Packt Publishing’s website. Also, you can read my blog post announcing the course’s publication.