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Move from Excel to Python with Pandas Transcripts

Chapter: Intro to Pandas

Lecture: Concept: Working with columns

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Now let's summarize some of the column work that we did in the previous exercise so that she can reference this in the future.

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If you want to do math on a single column, use the brackets. Put the column name in there.

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In this example, you can do this sum or the average on the extended amount column You can count or do number of unique values on a column.

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If you want to do a frequency table and see how many products and how many examples or instances of that product there are,

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you can use value counts. And then, if you want to add a new column in this example, if you want to do a mathematical calculation in this example,

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we multiply our extended amount times 0.15 or you can enter in a string. And then pandas will make sure that everything is copied down,

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essentially to all of the other values in the data frame. And then, when you want to work with multiple columns, you put a list inside the brackets,

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and then this example will show the average for the price and the quantity, and you can do this for as many columns as you want in your data frame