Nov 30, 2022

The Modin Announcement from AWS, and How We Got Here

On Monday, November 28th, Amazon announced at its re:Invent 2022 conference that Modin will be offered as a part of AWS Glue and SDK for Pandas. Since this is a huge accomplishment for the Modin project, I wanted to take the opportunity to explain the significance of this milestone, and reflect a bi...


Nov 3, 2022

Professional Pandas: The Pandas Merge Method

This is the second in a series of blog posts that teach how to write professional-quality pandas code. In this post, we discuss the pandas merge method....


Oct 20, 2022

Scikit-Learn’s Transformers Now Output Pandas Dataframes!

Scikit-learn recently announced that transformers can output Pandas dataframes. In this article, we dig into the implications and talk about how this improves life for Pandas users. ...


Sep 9, 2022

10X Faster Hugging Face with Modin

In this post, we show that Modin can speed up machine learning workflows by 10X or more, on tasks such as performing sentiment analysis with the Hugging Face Transformers library....


Aug 30, 2022

The Intel Distribution of Modin

In a recently released article, Intel describes the benefits of Modin generally, and the Intel Distribution of Modin specifically. We share some excerpts....


Aug 24, 2022

Professional Pandas: The Pandas Assign Method and Chaining

This is the first in a series of blog posts that teach how to write professional-quality pandas code. In this post, we discuss the pandas assign function, and how it can be used together with chaining to create clean, readable code....


Aug 18, 2022

Pandas vs. SQL – Part 4: Pandas Is More Convenient

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that contrast Pandas dataframes with databases (or equivalently, SQL). In this post, we demonstrate how the Pandas dataframe data model provides additional convience that makes it a great fit for data science and machine learning....


Aug 12, 2022

Why I Joined Ponder: Hazem Elmeleegy

Hazem Elmeleegy describes his background in computer science, and why he joined Ponder....


Jul 29, 2022

Pandas Is Now As Popular As Python Was in 2016

In this post, we dig into a decade of Stack Overflow Developer Survey results, and learn that: Python’s popularity more than doubled between 2013 and 2022; people love Python now, but no more than before; pandas is now as popular as Python was in 2016; pandas has high adoption in the Python commun...

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