It has occurred to me to that I should check to ensure that Pandas plays nicely with my previous setup (see here). I’d also like to install PyTables, but that doesn’t work with HDF5 1.10.0 at this time. Hopefully that will change soon.
You don’t really need much to get Pandas to work. Everything can be done using pip. As root, pip install pandas, bottleneck and numexpr (for performance), and nose (for the test suite). There are a lot more potential dependencies depending on your needs, but these are the most important for a basic install. You can find a full list at the Pandas website.
When done, fire up Python and run the Pandas test suite:
>>> import pandas as pd >>> pd.test()
This will emit a lot of output and take a little while to complete, but you should eventually get output that looks like this:
<nose.result.TextTestResult run=9560 errors=0 failures=0>