Here is the link for Amazon: Python for Data Analysis
Just to get started, the book suggested getting the all-in-one package from Enthought, then install Pandas package from Pypi. Easy as it sounds, I find the actual steps a little bit different.
1. For Windows and Mac users, there are dmg and exe packages, just need to pick the right one matching your Python version. I use Python 2.7 (lots of packages are not updated to 3 yet).
My Windows path for Python27 is C:\Python27, I still want to keep it so I chose C:\Python27EPD and all the later packages picked up the right path right away.
2. When trying to install Pandas (sudo easy_install pandas or packages), it gave an error of requiring Numpy > 1.6. The all-in-one package has some lower number, you can find out by:
So better off just download the package, I just picked the latest stable code:
For Ubuntu, I used 'sudo apt-get install -U numpy' to get the latest version.
3. Now time to download and install Pandas:
4. Checking now, click on PyLab icon:
5. Then try to import Pandas module and do a simple plot:
plot(arange(10)) # note that this would work regardless of pandas since this is matplotlib.
6. You should see this pop up on the screen, and you can change the graph interactively:
Looking forward to know more about data analysis with Python... Stay tuned..