How to Create a Pandas Dataframe in Python?

Python is a good programming language that gains its value in the technical industries. With so many available libraries, it offers great and easy capabilities. Some of its libraries are argparse, subprocess and multiprocessing. Going ahead, we will cover the details of the pandas dataframe.

What is a Pandas Dataframe?

Wes McKinney created Pandas library in the year 2008. It was the necessity for the quantitative data analysis tool. The pandas dataframe is an indexed data table that contains information in row and column form. It is a two-dimensional data structure like an array or a table with rows and columns. The main purpose of the dataframe is to help developers avail of data management through visualization. Dataframes are useful in many industries. 

pandas dataform

Pandas Dataframe Example:

import pandas as pd

data = {

  "age": [25, 35, 30],

  "weight": [55, 75, 70]


#load data into a DataFrame object:

df = pd.DataFrame(data)


This will give the output as 

Output   Age   Weight

0        25     55         

1        35     75  

2        30     70 

Pandas Dataframe Creation:

The visualization eliminates the unstructured data and thus helps speed up the development process. If there is well-structured data but without a proper table, it will not work.  

For the Python pandas dataframe we will import the pandas library into the file. Later on, you will use it for the Pandas code.

Import pandas library 
Import pandas as pd 

Now we will create the pandas dataframe using the list 

# initialize list of lists
data = [ [James, 47], ['Frank', 46 ], ['David', 59] ]

# Create the pandas DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame(data, columns = ['name', 'age']) 

Here this code will create the dataframe table that will consist of three sets of data. The first line will develop the data set made from a list of lists. The second line will develop a dataframe with two columns, one for ages and one for names. There will be information present in each row in the dataframe.

It is useful and makes the working even small dataset simple. Now, what if the data is not available in the list form? Well, still in such a case you can create the dataframe with other data types. 

Pandas Dataframe:

The dicts come with a key for each entry. The default behaviour for the dataframe object is to use the key to assign the table columns.

Data = {
‘Name’: [‘James’, ‘Frank’, ‘David’], 
‘Age’: [47, 46, 59]
# Create DataFrame 
df = pd.DataFrame(data) 

With data structure, there is no need to name the column explicitly. This code will also create the same table and structure. 

Explicit Index Names:

Creating explicit row indexes is one of the most important things to know. You can do it statically or dynamically as per your needs.

#initialize data of lists
Date = {
‘Name’ : [‘Çharlie’, ‘Deandra’, ‘Frank’], 
‘Áge’:[46, 46, 59]
# Creates pandas DataFrame.
df = pd.DataFrame (data, 
Index =[‘Driver’, ‘Investor’, ‘Cook’]) 

You can use the names as row indexes. This could enable you to read the data. You would simply pass in the list of index names to create dynamic indexes. After that, you can store that list in a variable if that list is dynamically generated based on user input.

Id names = [‘Driver’, ‘Investor’ , ‘Cook’]
df = pd.DataFrame (Data, index = id_names) 

Last Words:

This is how you can easily create a Pandas Dataframe in Python. Try it once if you are a dedicated Python developer. It will give you a complete visualization of the database management. Hope you enjoyed this blog and also understand it well.

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