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Python libraries for your DataScience CV in 2024


In 2024, Python is still the primary language for data science thanks to its simplicity but also with the various libraries for data cleaning, feature engineering, visualization, and machine learning.
If you want to start or pivot your career to be more data science-oriented, this list will give you the libraries you need to know.


1- Taipy

Field: Full application


Taipy has been designed to expedite application development, from initial prototypes to production-ready applications.
This open-source Python library is designed for easy development for both front-end (GUI) and ML/Data pipelines.
It is low code and designed for any pythonista.

Key features:

  • Towards Data science: Notebook compatible & easy integration with Machine learning platforms (Dataiku, Databricks, etc.โ€ฆ)
  • Taipy scales as more users on the application
  • Taipy works with large datasets
  • Asynchronous mode: ideal for handling high-load applications

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2- Matplotlib

Field: Data Visualization


Matplotlib is the most famous visualization widget library.
With this library, you can plot any 2D graph easily with its extensive range of charts and customization capabilities.
A great library to check your modelโ€™s performance with simple and quick charts.

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3- Pandas

Field: Data Manipulation and Analysis


How to code in Python without knowing Pandas? Pandas are Python royalty!
The two data structures of this library are:

  • dataframes
  • series This library allows data loading, cleaning, and preparation quickly and efficiently.

Key functions include:

  • Loading data
  • Reshaping data frames
  • Basic statistics

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4- Numpy

Field: Numerical Computing


Numpy is less generalist than Pandas, but this is an essential tool for scientific computing and data preprocessing.
When using Numpy, you will become familiar with arrays and know how to efficiently make data manipulations and mathematical functions.
This library is definitely essential to your data science projects.

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5- Scikit-Learn

Field: Machine Learning


Another Python library, and this time, your top choice for machine learning in Python.
This library has various algorithms:

  • K-means clustering
  • Regression
  • Classification

But it also sets up your machine learning project through data splitting and dimension reduction techniques, for example.

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6- Seaborn

Field: Statistical Data Visualization


Seaborn will bring some added features to Matplotlib.
This library brings in complex and attractive visualizations when Matplotlib emphasizes preciseness and simplicity.

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7- TensorFlow or Pytorch

Field: Deep Learning

Deep Learning

Pytorch or TensorFlow that is the question.
These two libraries offer an interface for neural networks.
They are flexible and give you efficient APIs to build and create neural network models.

The choice is up to you, but here are some differences:

  • PyTorch has a more Natural Language Processing angle
  • Pytorch has a more pythonic feel

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8- Keras

Field: Deep Learning


Keras is a great way to start with Deep Learning as it runs on top of TensorFlow but with a simplified implementation process.

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9- Statsmodel

Field: Statistical Modeling


This library has an array of statistical models.
It is an excellent tool for the Exploratory Data Analysis phase of your Machine Learning project.

The array of capabilities ranges from descriptive analysis to statistical tests; it is also a suitable library for handling time series data, univariate and multivariate statistics, etc.

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10- Polars

Field: Fast Data Manipulation


Polars is a DataFrame library created to handle and process large datasets.
It was inspired by Pythonโ€™s top library- Pandas, but with a (fast) twist, itโ€™s 10 to 100 times faster. A must-know tool when handling large datasets.

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These ten libraries are essential for any ML project, and mastering them will enhance your Datascience CV.

Don't hesitate to comment your favorite ML/AI libraries!

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Thank you Matija! :)

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I might as well re-do my CV then! Thanks

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In the realm of Data Science in 2024, Python continues to play a central role, offering a plethora of libraries for various tasks. One of the mentioned libraries, Taipy, stands out for its application development capabilities, especially in the areas of front-end (GUI) and ML/Data pipelines. It boasts features such as compatibility with notebooks and integration with machine learning platforms like Dataiku and Databricks. What are some key attributes of Taipy, and how does it address the challenges of large datasets and high-load applications? FOLLOW FOR MORE INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSION

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What would we do without scikit learn and pandas...!