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Importing Excel Datetimes Into Pandas II

Pandas and Excel Pt. 2

What if, like during my data import task a few months back, the dates & times are in separate columns?  This gives us a few new issues.  Let's import that Excel file!

import pandas as pd
import xlrd
import datetime
Pandas Author imageMatthew Alhonte Author imagematt Aug 20
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I Owe My Job to Mr. Robot

Entering the Dataverse

What's up data gang? If you've been reading along throughout this journey, you'll realize that all of my posts have something in common (other than Excel...smartass), they all assume that you're already working with data...even if it's just

Data Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Aug 14
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Importing Excel Datetimes Into Pandas

Pandas & Excel, Part 1

Different file formats are different!  For all kinds of reasons!

A few months back, I had to import some Excel files into a database. In this process I learned so much about the delightfully unique way Excel stores dates &

Pandas Author imageMatthew Alhonte Author imagematt Aug 13
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Active-X Gonna Give it to Ya

Named Ranges and the Active Xs who Love Them

Hi there dear reader, we've now reached a crossroads in your ability to use Excel as a means of data analysis. If you've been following along, you've learned how to use basically every tool that an Excel analyst would need

Excel Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Aug 10
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Your Invitation to the Pivot Party

Adventures in Excel

I know its been a while, but you'd be surprised how little time an energy you have when you're building a plane while you're flying it...or perhaps, if you've been reading along with this series, you won't.

Before jumping

Excel Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Jul 21
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Slicing Excel: The Way of The Knife

Adventures in Excel

If you've been following along with the posts in this series, and you've been putting some of the scenarios into practice, you've now crossed a crucial juncture in your never ending quest to master the bloated beast that is Excel.

Excel Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Jul 05
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Yes...If(And))

Adventures in Excel

If you've been following along on our proverbial Hogwarts for budding Excel wizardry, you would know that we recently crossed an important Rubicon upon which all Excel, and indeed all computer programming languages are built: The mighty IF statement. Remember,

Excel Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Jun 20
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Getting Iffy With it

Adventures in Excel

If you've been following along, we discussed in the last several posts of this series how, if you're not working in a very "tech forward" organization (like my two compatriots on his site), but you have the same

Excel Author imageMax Mileaf Author imagesnacks Jun 10
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