Pandas MultiIndex Tutorial and Best Practices
Date: Aug. 9, 2018, 6 p.m.
While Pandas is one of the most well known Python libraries for working with array-like data, many users limit themselves to just two dimensions of data.
This talk will walk through Pandas' MultiIndex DataFrames, which extend traditional DataFrames by enabling effective storage and manipulation of arbitrarily high dimension data in a 2-dimensional tabular structure. ((If that sentence doesn't make sense yet, don't worry - it should by the end of the tutorial.))
While the displayed version of a multiindexed DataFrame doesn't appear to be much more than a prettily-organized regular DataFrame, it's actually a pretty powerful structure if the data warrants its use.
This talk is beginner friendly, and will start from the assumption of having never used Pandas, though some Pandas experience will aid understanding.