Practical Business Python

Taking care of business, one python script at a time

Wed 17 December 2014

Combining Data From Multiple Excel Files

Posted by Chris Moffitt in articles   

A very common tasks for python and pandas is to automate the process of aggregating data from multiple files and spreadsheets.

This article will walk through the basic flow required to parse multiple Excel files, combine the data, clean it up and analyze it. The combination of python + pandas can be extremely powerful for these activities and can be a very useful alternative to the manual processes or painful VBA scripts frequently used in business settings today.


Mon 08 December 2014

Common Excel Tasks Demonstrated in Pandas - Part 2

Posted by Chris Moffitt in articles   

I have been very excited by the response to the first post in this series. Thank you to all for the positive feedback. I want to keep the series going by highlighting some other tasks that you commonly execute in Excel and show how you can perform similar functions in pandas.

In the first article, I focused on common math tasks in Excel and their pandas counterparts. In this article, I’ll focus on some common selection and filtering tasks and illustrate how to do the same thing in pandas.