pandas.DataFrame.dropna

DataFrame.dropna(self, axis=0, how='any', thresh=None, subset=None, inplace=False)[source]

Remove missing values.

See the User Guide for more on which values are considered missing, and how to work with missing data.

Parameters
axis{0 or ‘index’, 1 or ‘columns’}, default 0

Determine if rows or columns which contain missing values are removed.

  • 0, or ‘index’ : Drop rows which contain missing values.

  • 1, or ‘columns’ : Drop columns which contain missing value.

Deprecated since version 0.23.0: Pass tuple or list to drop on multiple axes. Only a single axis is allowed.

how{‘any’, ‘all’}, default ‘any’

Determine if row or column is removed from DataFrame, when we have at least one NA or all NA.

  • ‘any’ : If any NA values are present, drop that row or column.

  • ‘all’ : If all values are NA, drop that row or column.

threshint, optional

Require that many non-NA values.

subsetarray-like, optional

Labels along other axis to consider, e.g. if you are dropping rows these would be a list of columns to include.

inplacebool, default False

If True, do operation inplace and return None.

Returns
DataFrame

DataFrame with NA entries dropped from it.

See also

DataFrame.isna

Indicate missing values.

DataFrame.notna

Indicate existing (non-missing) values.

DataFrame.fillna

Replace missing values.

Series.dropna

Drop missing values.

Index.dropna

Drop missing indices.

Examples

>>> df = pd.DataFrame({"name": ['Alfred', 'Batman', 'Catwoman'],
...                    "toy": [np.nan, 'Batmobile', 'Bullwhip'],
...                    "born": [pd.NaT, pd.Timestamp("1940-04-25"),
...                             pd.NaT]})
>>> df
       name        toy       born
0    Alfred        NaN        NaT
1    Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25
2  Catwoman   Bullwhip        NaT

Drop the rows where at least one element is missing.

>>> df.dropna()
     name        toy       born
1  Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25

Drop the columns where at least one element is missing.

>>> df.dropna(axis='columns')
       name
0    Alfred
1    Batman
2  Catwoman

Drop the rows where all elements are missing.

>>> df.dropna(how='all')
       name        toy       born
0    Alfred        NaN        NaT
1    Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25
2  Catwoman   Bullwhip        NaT

Keep only the rows with at least 2 non-NA values.

>>> df.dropna(thresh=2)
       name        toy       born
1    Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25
2  Catwoman   Bullwhip        NaT

Define in which columns to look for missing values.

>>> df.dropna(subset=['name', 'born'])
       name        toy       born
1    Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25

Keep the DataFrame with valid entries in the same variable.

>>> df.dropna(inplace=True)
>>> df
     name        toy       born
1  Batman  Batmobile 1940-04-25
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