Log Analysis With Pandas

Taavi Burns, http://twitter.com/jaaaarel, http://taaviburns.ca, [email protected]

What is pandas?

“pandas is an open source, BSD-licensed library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language.” -- http://pandas.pydata.org/

Let's dive right in!

Installing things


$ brew install zeromq freetype

If you also want HDF5 support:

$ brew install hdf5


$ sudo apt-get install libzmq-dev libpng-dev libfreetype6-dev g++ # possibly more?

If you also want HDF5 support:

$ sudo apt-get install libhdf5-serial-dev

Python packages

$ pip install ipython pyzmq tornado numpy matplotlib pandas

If you also want HDF5 support:

$ pip install cython numexpr tables

Run it!

$ ipython notebook \
    --pylab inline

Hello, World!

In [1]:
print "Hello, world!"
Hello, world!

Inline plotting

Line plot

In [2]:
data = range(-100, 100)
title('Cubic plot')
plot(data, [x**3 for x in data], label="$y = x^3$")
<matplotlib.legend.Legend at 0x1049cdc50>


In [3]:
import random
datapoints = [random.gauss(0, 1) for _ in range(1000)]
title('Gaussian distribution')
h = hist(datapoints)
In [3]: