The pandas community

The community of pandas users and developers is large and decentraliazed. We try to direct certain conversations to certain channels.

  1. Use the #pandas tag on StackOverflow for usage questions (like “How do I do X in pandas?”)
  2. Use the GitHub issue tracker for
    • Bug reports (like “DataFrame.head() returns 6 rows, when it should return 5.”)
    • Documentation issues (like “I found this section unclear”)
    • Feature requests (like “I think the DataFrame repr should include a pandas emoji next to the shape.”)
  3. Use the pandas dev mailing list for longer-form discussion items. This is for things that concern the broader pandas community. Most users probably don’t care about an obscure edge-case in Series.str.split (which should be reported on the issue tracker), but may care about larger-picture things like
    • How should we have discussions about pandas and the community?
    • Developing or adding items to a pandas roadmap
    • Announcing sprints or conference talks
    • Changes to the development workflow
    • Announcements for pandas releases and developer meetings
  4. Use the pandas gitter for quick feedback on development issues
    • I’m having trouble setting up the development environment.
    • I messed up my git branches, can someone take a look?

To learn more about how to contribute to the ongoing development of pandas, please check out our contributing guidelines. For deeper development discussions related to the direction of the project, you can join the developer mailing list.

History of Development

In 2008, pandas development began at AQR Capital Management. By the end of 2009 it had been open sourced, and is actively supported today by a community of like-minded individuals around the world who contribute their valuable time and energy to help make open source pandas possible. Thank you to all of our contributors.

Since 2015, pandas is a NumFOCUS sponsored project. This will help ensure the success of development of pandas as a world-class open-source project.