PyCon PL - Polars vs Pandas what's the difference?

In this talk, we will explore what is Polars, a new tabular data management package that is written in Rust and used Arrow. Many people compare it to Pandas, the goto package for tabular data management for years. However, there is still some confusion regarding what Polars really is, whether or not it is more efficient than Pandas and if you can just replace Pandas with Polars. Hopefully, by the end of the talk, all of these questions will be answered and for people new to Polars, they will feel encouraged to try it out and more confident to make the switch.

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After having a career as a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate, Cheuk dedicated her work to the open-source community and working as a community manager at OpenSSF. She has co-founded Humble Data, a beginner Python workshop that has been happening around the world. She has served the EuroPython Society board for two years and is now a fellow and director of the Python Software Foundation.