Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Polars: Python + Rust = 10-20 x faster than Pandas

Episode #402 Polars: A Lightning-fast DataFrame for Python [updated audio] - [Talk Python To Me Podcast]

"When you think about processing tabular data in Python, what library comes to mind? Pandas, I'd guess. But there are other libraries out there and Polars is one of the more exciting new ones. It's built in Rust, embraces parallelism, and can be 10-20x faster than Pandas out of the box."

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