pandas.DataFrame.pop

DataFrame.pop(self, item)[source]

Return item and drop from frame. Raise KeyError if not found.

Parameters
itemstr

Label of column to be popped.

Returns
Series

Examples

>>> df = pd.DataFrame([('falcon', 'bird', 389.0),
...                    ('parrot', 'bird', 24.0),
...                    ('lion', 'mammal', 80.5),
...                    ('monkey','mammal', np.nan)],
...                   columns=('name', 'class', 'max_speed'))
>>> df
     name   class  max_speed
0  falcon    bird      389.0
1  parrot    bird       24.0
2    lion  mammal       80.5
3  monkey  mammal        NaN
>>> df.pop('class')
0      bird
1      bird
2    mammal
3    mammal
Name: class, dtype: object
>>> df
     name  max_speed
0  falcon      389.0
1  parrot       24.0
2    lion       80.5
3  monkey        NaN
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