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Pandas Data Series: Compute difference of differences between consecutive numbers of a given series

Pandas: Data Series Exercise-26 with Solution

Write a Pandas program to compute difference of differences between consecutive numbers of a given series.

Sample Solution :

Python Code :

import pandas as pd
series1 = pd.Series([1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15])
print("Original Series:")
print(series1)
print("\nDifference of differences between consecutive numbers of the said series:")
print(series1.diff().tolist())
print(series1.diff().diff().tolist())

Sample Output:

Original Series:
0     1
1     3
2     5
3     8
4    10
5    11
6    15
dtype: int64

Difference of differences between consecutive numbers of the said series:
[nan, 2.0, 2.0, 3.0, 2.0, 1.0, 4.0]
[nan, nan, 0.0, 1.0, -1.0, -1.0, 3.0]

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