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This book contains 25 short programs that will challenge your understanding of Pandas. Like any big project, the Pandas developers had to make some design decisions that at times seem surprising. This book uses those quirks as a teaching opportunity. By understanding the gaps in your knowledge, you’ll become better at what you do. Teasers and puzzles are fun, and learning how to solve them can teach you to avoid programming mistakes and maybe even impress your colleagues and future employers.

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Pandas Brain Teasers
September 16, 2021

Pandas Brain Teasers: Exercise Your Mind

Working with data is central to nearly everything we do, from disease contact tracing and analyzing health records to smart meters that track utility consumption behavior. With the power of Python's pandas library, you can process and analyze this data in a highly efficient and simple-to-understand way. And with 25 brain teasers designed to turn this technology's quirks into a teaching opportunity, you'll be honing your data science skills while having fun at the same time.

Following a simple format, you'll challenge yourself and your understanding of pandas. Read a short Python program that uses pandas, try to guess the output, run the code yourself, and then go to the next page for an explanation of the solution. From common pitfalls and hidden gotchas to unexpected twists and turns, you'll deepen your understanding of pandas, learn to write more efficient code, and reduce the number of bugs in the software you develop. You may even impress your colleagues and your employers, both present and future.

Learn the tricks of the trade with Python's pandas in one of the most fun and creative ways around.

Now in print: Use Coupon Code "PANDASCOMPLETE" for 40% off the ebook at pragprog.com/titles/d-pandas. For the paperback edition, please support your local independent bookstore.

Ready for another challenge? See if you can solve Quite Some Time, a free bonus pandas brain teaser in our Medium publication at https://medium.com/pragmatic-programmers/quite-some-time-f428984efc4a.

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