Pandas Cheat Sheet

Part of an evolving cheat sheet

Read a file

For CSV use

data = pd.read_csv('data.csv')

For excel use

df = pd.read_excel (r'./Detected as deleted from API data.xlsx')

You might need to install a library for xlsx files

pip install openpyxl

Get a summary of the data

Numerical summaries


Types of columns


Create a new column from combining with another

This adds up values in two columns

data["totalqueuelength"] = data["Svc"] + data["Svc Que"]

This converts a couple of columns that have the data and time to a single field and turns it into a date

data["datetime"] = pd.to_datetime(data["Date"] + " " + data["Time"], format='%m/%d/%Y %I:%M %p')

Check date formats at https://docs.python.org/3/library/datetime.html#strftime-and-strptime-behavior

Create a new column from a function

df = df.assign(percent=lambda x: 100* x['deleted on date'] / x['total'])


You can bin the data by adding a new bin column to the dataframe

df['binning'] = pd.cut(df['percent'], 5) # 5 bins based on the percent column

Average a column


Find row at an index

df.iloc[[int(totalRecords * .95)]] # Find the row at the 95th percentile

Filter data rows

data.loc[(data['datetime'] > '2021-10-16')]


df.sort_values(by=['percent'], ascending=False)