From Spreadsheets to DataFrames: Escaping Excel Hell with Python

I gave a talk at STL Python last week about learning Python from an Excel User point of view. Content is available on link below:

A few highlights:

Excel to Python [Slides] – walk through a few examples of excel-to-python equivalents, including built-in functions (similar in both), external add-ins (, and other examples. The reason I laid out this way because if you can associate a new concept with a concept you already know, then you are more likely to remember it later on.

Data Management [Slides] – A big part of being successful with data is having some sort of strategy for managing it. I basically lay out a few best practices for thinking about data.

Excel Hell

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