Dask is a parallel computing and data analytics library for Python
Pandas is a Python library for data manipulation and analysis, e.g
"This may help those confused by dask and hdf5 but more familiar with pandas like myself"
from question ""Large data" work flows using pandas"
"When hdf5 storage can be accessed fast than .csv and when dask creates dataframes faster than pandas why is dask from hdf5 slower than dask from csv"
from question "Why do pandas and dask perform better when importing from CSV compared to HDF5?"
"Pandas is far more flexible for working with data so i often bring parts of dask dataframes into memory manipulate columns and create new ones"
from question "Add pandas series to dask dataframe"
"1 i guess dask will be slower than pandas for smaller datasets"
from question "Dask in-place replacement of pandas?"