Data types are one of those things that you don’t tend to care about until you get an error or some unexpected results. It is also one of the first things you should check once you load a new data into pandas for further analysis.
In this short tutorial, Chris shows how to the pandasdtypes map to the numpy and base Python data types.
Moreover, Chris demonstrates how to handle and convert data types so you can speed up your data analysis. Both using custom functions and anonymous lambda functions.
A very handy guide indeed, after which you will be able to read in your datasets into Python in the right format from the get-go!