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Don’t sell on Amazon

March 29, 2015 Comments (0)

Selling your stuff on Amazon is a losing game, and I don’t recommend that you do it. Let me tell you what happened to me recently. I wasn’t using my iPad so I decided to sell it on Amazon. Boom, sold. February 10 it sells, I ship with Shyp same day. 23 days later, the […]

What’s changed

March 22, 2015 Comments (0)

I turned 30 on Friday. I threw a party. Nearly all my favorite people in the Bay Area (with some exceptions, travel and life and so forth) came to wish me well and be merry. It was wonderful. The decade I just completed has been quite the personal journey, with growth and change in my […]

Thoughts on joining Cloudera

October 6, 2014 Comments (0)

After some unanticipated media leaks (here and here), I was very excited to finally share that my team and I are joining Cloudera. You can find out all the concrete details in those articles, but I wanted to give a …Read more »

Strata NYC 2013 and PyData 2013 Talks

November 10, 2013 Comments (0)

I was excited to be able to talk at two recent data-centric conferences in New York. They touch on some related subjects, with the PyData talk being a lot more technical and having to do with low-level architecture in pandas …Read more »

PyCon Singapore 2013

June 15, 2013 Comments (0)

I was graciously invited to give the keynote presentation at this year’s PyCon Singapore. Luckily, I love to hack on long plane rides. See the slides from the talk below. I showed some analytics on Python posts on Stackoverflow during …Read more »

I’m moving to San Francisco. And hiring

March 22, 2013 Comments (0)

PyCon and PyData 2013 were a blast this last week. Several people noted that my GitHub activity on pandas hasn’t quite been the same lately and wondered if I was getting a little burned out. I’m happy to say quite …Read more »

Whirlwind tour of pandas in 10 minutes

February 11, 2013 Comments (0)

10-minute tour of pandas from Wes McKinney on Vimeo.

Update on upcoming pandas v0.10, new file parser, other performance wins

December 10, 2012 Comments (0)

We’re hard at work as usual getting the next major pandas release out. I hope you’re as excited as I am! An interesting problem came up recently on the ever-popular FEC Disclosure database used in my book and in many …Read more »

A new high performance, memory-efficient file parser engine for pandas

October 4, 2012 Comments (0)

TL;DR I’ve finally gotten around to building the high performance parser engine that pandas deserves. It hasn’t been released yet (it’s in a branch on GitHub) but will after I give it a month or so for any remaining buglets …Read more »

Requirements for EuroSciPy 2012 pandas tutorial

August 23, 2012 Comments (0)

Much belatedly, here are the requirements for the EuroSciPy tutorial on pandas in Brussels tomorrow. They are the same as for the SciPy 2012 (Austin) tutorial: NumPy 1.6.1 or higher matplotlib 1.0 or higher IPython 0.13 or higher, HTML notebook …Read more »