# Scientific Data Structures in Python

## 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.

## Learning Objectives

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**.