The pandas project

pandas is an open source, BSD-licensed library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language.


pandas 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.

pandas is a NumFOCUS sponsored project. This will help ensure the success of development of pandas as a world-class open-source project, and makes it possible to donate to the project.


Project Governance

The purpose of the Project Governance documents is to formalize the governance process that the pandas project has used informally since its inception in 2008. The documents clarify how decisions are made and how the various elements of our community interact, including the relationship between open source collaborative development and work that may be funded by for-profit or non-profit entities.

Wes McKinney is the Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL).

Core Team

Current Core Team:

  • Tom Augspurger
  • William Ayd
  • Chris Bartak
  • Pietro Battiston
  • Phillip Cloud
  • Marc Garcia
  • Andy Hayden
  • Masaaki Horikoshi
  • Stephan Hoyer
  • Wes McKinney
  • Brock Mendel
  • Jeff Reback
  • Matthew Roeschke
  • Jeremy Schendel
  • Chang She
  • Joris Van den Bossche
    1. Young

More details and the past Core Team members can be found on the people’s page of the governance repo.

Institutional Partners

Institutional Partners are companies and universities that support the project by employing contributors. Current Institutional Partners include:

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