pandas.DataFrame.sort_index

DataFrame.sort_index(self, axis=0, level=None, ascending=True, inplace=False, kind='quicksort', na_position='last', sort_remaining=True, by=None)[source]

Sort object by labels (along an axis).

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

The axis along which to sort. The value 0 identifies the rows, and 1 identifies the columns.

levelint or level name or list of ints or list of level names

If not None, sort on values in specified index level(s).

ascendingbool, default True

Sort ascending vs. descending.

inplacebool, default False

If True, perform operation in-place.

kind{‘quicksort’, ‘mergesort’, ‘heapsort’}, default ‘quicksort’

Choice of sorting algorithm. See also ndarray.np.sort for more information. mergesort is the only stable algorithm. For DataFrames, this option is only applied when sorting on a single column or label.

na_position{‘first’, ‘last’}, default ‘last’

Puts NaNs at the beginning if first; last puts NaNs at the end. Not implemented for MultiIndex.

sort_remainingbool, default True

If True and sorting by level and index is multilevel, sort by other levels too (in order) after sorting by specified level.

Returns
sorted_objDataFrame or None

DataFrame with sorted index if inplace=False, None otherwise.

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