The pandas community

Have a question about pandas? Your first stop should be Stack Overflow. Search for an existing answer to your question, or post a new one (and make sure you include the “pandas” tag). You can also chat with other users on the #pydata channel on

Next, you should visit the issue tracker, where all bugs and enhancements are logged and discussed. Search for relevant existing issues to comment on, or submit your own.

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.