Thursday, September 21, 2017


This is just a running list of useful things about Pandas as I learn.

If you have data coming in from a .csv, use this: df=pd.read_csv('file.csv')

If your dataframe has strings and you want them to be numbers, use this: df.column = pd.to_numeric(df.column, errors='coerce')

If you have date/time in linux epoch format, you can convert using this: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date'],unit='s')

If you want to index on select columns: df.ix[:,:2]

df.describe() gives you min, max, avg, mean, percentiles, and std


df[column.other == ]

Grab specific columns by name: df1 = df[['a','b']]

data.iloc[:, 0:2] # first two columns of data frame with all rows

this will square each cell, skipping the first column.  df.iloc[:,1:7]=df.iloc[:,1:7].apply(numpy.square, axis=0)

great link on managing jupyter:

Great guide to pandas:

Some images you can ignore:

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