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7 Pandas Hacks That Every AI Expert Should Know
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7 Pandas Hacks That Every AI Expert Should Know

Author(s): Gencay I.

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“In the age of artificial intelligence, being smart will mean something completely different.”

Ginni Rometty

Ginni is highlighting the shift towards a new paradigm of intelligence augmented by technology.

Bridging this evolution, Pandas stands as an essential library for AI experts, empowering them with functions that streamline data analysis and enhance machine learning workflows.

Through mastering advanced Pandas hacks in this article, you will unlock deeper insights and efficiencies, propelling your AI projects to new heights.

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Merging datasets is a fundamental task in data science, often necessary for combining information from multiple sources. While the traditional merge operation is powerful, it can sometimes feel verbose.

Traditional Merge Operations with pd.merge()

The pd.merge() function is a versatile tool for combining datasets based on common columns or indices. Here’s a conventional way of using it:

import pandas as pd# Sample datasets: Books and their respective salesbooks = pd.DataFrame({ 'BookID': [1, 2, 3], 'Title': ['Python Fundamentals', 'Advanced Machine Learning', 'Data Science for Beginners']})sales = pd.DataFrame({ 'BookID': [1, 2, 3], 'UnitsSold': [500, 300, 800]})# Merging datasets using pd.merge()merged_df = pd.merge(books, sales, on='BookID')print(merged_df)

Here is the output.

SS Of the output

This method works well but involves… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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