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Correlation Analysis 101 in Python
Hello everyone! Do you realize it’s spring already? I’m almost ready to celebrate the holiday of flowers, but first: another data analysis practice for you today that will make your life easier (or at least more interesting, hopefully). Do you ever receive questions like: – Does... Read more
An Introduction to Social Network Analysis with NetworkX: Two Factions of a Karate Club
Networks (a.k.a graphs) are one of the most interesting areas of data science and have been subject to an explosion of interest in recent years. The ability to model the relationship between data points is powerful. This article introduces some basic concepts in network science and... Read more
Ditching Excel for Python – Lessons Learned from a Legacy Industry
I’ve been in a reflective mood lately, probably because it’s the end of a very eventful year. Change is all around us and technology is the enabler. On that note, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own experiences with technology-driven change in the reinsurance industry,... Read more
How to Load Big Data from Snowflake Into Python
We at Saturn Cloud are dedicated to fast and scalable data science with Python. Often this looks like querying data that resides in cloud storage or a data warehouse, then performing analysis, feature engineering, and machine learning with Python. Snowflake is a scalable cloud data warehouse... Read more
Getting Started with Pandas
Pandas is a popular data analysis library built on top of the Python programming language, and getting started with Pandas is an easy task. It assists with common manipulations for data cleaning, joining, sorting, filtering, deduping, and more. First released in 2009, pandas now sits as... Read more
Removing Items From a Set – remove(), pop(), and difference
Python has a rich collection of built-in data structures. These data structures are sometimes called “containers” or “collections” because they contain a collection of individual items. These structures cover a wide variety of common programming situations. In this recipe, we’ll look at how we can update a set by... Read more
An Introduction to AWS Networking – Virtual Private Cloud
Cloud computing is one of the major trends in computing today and has been for many years. Public cloud providers have transformed the start-up industry and what it means to launch a service from scratch. We no longer need to build our own infrastructure; we can... Read more
Creating if/elseif/else Variables in Python/Pandas
Frequencies and Chaining in Python-Pandas
This article discusses chaining in Python. A few years ago, in a Q&A session following a presentation I gave on data analysis (DA) to a group of college recruits for my then consulting company, I was asked to name what I considered the most important analytic... Read more
The goal of a data analysis pipeline in Python is to allow you to transform data from one state to another through a set of repeatable, and ideally scalable, steps. Problems for which I have used data analysis pipelines in Python include: Processing financial / stock... Read more