Python for Data Analysis: Introduction to Pandas workshop

Nov 11, 2022
11:30am to 12:50pm
Online venue
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

1. Overview

This workshop introduces the basic functionality of pandas, a library that provides data structures and data analysis tools for Python. The workshop is taught using Jupyter Notebook and will cover how to use Jupyter Notebook on the Interactive Data Analytics Service (IDAS).

2. Prerequisites

Familiarity with Jupyter Notebook, plus knowledge of basic concepts and features of Python, as covered in our workshop “Python for Data Analysis: Python Fundamentals” or roughly sections 3 to 6 in the official Python tutorial.

3. Eligibility

This workshop is available to current University of Iowa members who have an active affiliation with the University at the time of the workshop. 

4. How to register

Click HERE then log in with your HawkID and password. Click “Register now” at the bottom of the page to register. After registering successfully, an automated email with a Zoom link will be sent to your University of Iowa email. Registration will close at noon on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.

5. Additional information         

If you have any questions, please see the workshop FAQs or contact

6. Workshop agenda

This workshop is taught in 3 sessions over 3 days. Each session builds on the previous ones. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in order to learn the complete contents of the workshop.

If you are already familiar with the concepts below, please see the workshop FAQs for a list of additional, free learning resources.

Tentative topics to be covered:

Day 1:

  • Introduction and log in to the workshop computing environment
  • Read and inspect tabular data
  • Select a subset of a DataFrame
  • Summary statistics
  • Operate on columns

Day 2:

  • Log in to the workshop computing environment
  • Operate on columns (cont'd)
  • Create groups with groupby
  • Sort values
  • Reshape data
  • Merge data

Day 3:

  • Log in to the workshop computing environment
  • Time series data
  • Text data
  • Missing data

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Giang Rudderham in advance at (319)353-5982 or