Section Six - Scientific Data Structures in Python
In section six of this textbook, you will learn about commonly used scientific data structures in Python, beginning with numpy arrays. Additional chapters will be added for pandas dataframes and dictionaries.
After completing this section of the introduction to earth data science online textbook, you will be able to:
- Describe the key characteristics of numpy arrays.
- Import data from text files (.txt, .csv) into numpy arrays.
- Run calculations and summarize data in numpy arrays.
- Use indexing to slice (i.e. select) data from numpy arrays.