Data Wrangling in Python – How to Search A pandas Column For A Value

Search A pandas Column For A Value

/* Import modules */
import pandas as pd
raw_data = {'first_name': ['Jason', 'Jason', 'Tina', 'Jake', 'Amy'], 
        'last_name': ['Miller', 'Miller', 'Ali', 'Milner', 'Cooze'], 
        'age': [42, 42, 36, 24, 73], 
        'preTestScore': [4, 4, 31, 2, 3],
        'postTestScore': [25, 25, 57, 62, 70]}

df = pd.DataFrame(raw_data, columns = ['first_name', 'last_name', 'age', 'preTestScore', 'postTestScore'])
first_name last_name age preTestScore postTestScore
0 Jason Miller 42 4 25
1 Jason Miller 42 4 25
2 Tina Ali 36 31 57
3 Jake Milner 24 2 62
4 Amy Cooze 73 3 70

Find where a value exists in a column

/* View preTestscore where postTestscore is greater than 50 */
df['preTestScore'].where(df['postTestScore'] > 50)
0     NaN
1     NaN
2    31.0
3     2.0
4     3.0
Name: preTestScore, dtype: float64


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