v0.9.1 (November 14, 2012)

This is a bug fix release from 0.9.0 and includes several new features and enhancements along with a large number of bug fixes. The new features include by-column sort order for DataFrame and Series, improved NA handling for the rank method, masking functions for DataFrame, and intraday time-series filtering for DataFrame.

New features

  • Series.sort, DataFrame.sort, and DataFrame.sort_index can now be specified in a per-column manner to support multiple sort orders (GH928)

    In [2]:  df = DataFrame(np.random.randint(0, 2, (6, 3)), columns=['A', 'B', 'C'])
    
    In [3]: df.sort(['A', 'B'], ascending=[1, 0])
    
    Out[3]:
       A  B  C
    3  0  1  1
    4  0  1  1
    2  0  0  1
    0  1  0  0
    1  1  0  0
    5  1  0  0
    
  • DataFrame.rank now supports additional argument values for the na_option parameter so missing values can be assigned either the largest or the smallest rank (GH1508, GH2159)

    In [1]: df = DataFrame(np.random.randn(6, 3), columns=['A', 'B', 'C'])
    
    In [2]: df.loc[2:4] = np.nan
    
    In [3]: df.rank()
    Out[3]: 
         A    B    C
    0  3.0  2.0  1.0
    1  1.0  3.0  2.0
    2  NaN  NaN  NaN
    3  NaN  NaN  NaN
    4  NaN  NaN  NaN
    5  2.0  1.0  3.0
    
    [6 rows x 3 columns]
    
    In [4]: df.rank(na_option='top')
    Out[4]: 
         A    B    C
    0  6.0  5.0  4.0
    1  4.0  6.0  5.0
    2  2.0  2.0  2.0
    3  2.0  2.0  2.0
    4  2.0  2.0  2.0
    5  5.0  4.0  6.0
    
    [6 rows x 3 columns]
    
    In [5]: df.rank(na_option='bottom')
    Out[5]: 
         A    B    C
    0  3.0  2.0  1.0
    1  1.0  3.0  2.0
    2  5.0  5.0  5.0
    3  5.0  5.0  5.0
    4  5.0  5.0  5.0
    5  2.0  1.0  3.0
    
    [6 rows x 3 columns]
    
  • DataFrame has new where and mask methods to select values according to a given boolean mask (GH2109, GH2151)

    DataFrame currently supports slicing via a boolean vector the same length as the DataFrame (inside the []). The returned DataFrame has the same number of columns as the original, but is sliced on its index.

    In [6]: df = DataFrame(np.random.randn(5, 3), columns = ['A','B','C'])
    
    In [7]: df
    Out[7]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232 -1.087401 -0.673690
    1  0.113648 -1.478427  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046 -1.715002
    3 -1.039268 -0.370647 -1.157892
    4 -1.344312  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    
    In [8]: df[df['A'] > 0]
    Out[8]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232 -1.087401 -0.673690
    1  0.113648 -1.478427  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046 -1.715002
    
    [3 rows x 3 columns]
    

    If a DataFrame is sliced with a DataFrame based boolean condition (with the same size as the original DataFrame), then a DataFrame the same size (index and columns) as the original is returned, with elements that do not meet the boolean condition as NaN. This is accomplished via the new method DataFrame.where. In addition, where takes an optional other argument for replacement.

    In [9]: df[df>0]
    Out[9]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232       NaN       NaN
    1  0.113648       NaN  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046       NaN
    3       NaN       NaN       NaN
    4       NaN  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    
    In [10]: df.where(df>0)
    Out[10]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232       NaN       NaN
    1  0.113648       NaN  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046       NaN
    3       NaN       NaN       NaN
    4       NaN  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    
    In [11]: df.where(df>0,-df)
    Out[11]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232  1.087401  0.673690
    1  0.113648  1.478427  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046  1.715002
    3  1.039268  0.370647  1.157892
    4  1.344312  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    

    Furthermore, where now aligns the input boolean condition (ndarray or DataFrame), such that partial selection with setting is possible. This is analogous to partial setting via .ix (but on the contents rather than the axis labels)

    In [12]: df2 = df.copy()
    
    In [13]: df2[ df2[1:4] > 0 ] = 3
    
    In [14]: df2
    Out[14]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232 -1.087401 -0.673690
    1  3.000000 -1.478427  3.000000
    2  3.000000  3.000000 -1.715002
    3 -1.039268 -0.370647 -1.157892
    4 -1.344312  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    

    DataFrame.mask is the inverse boolean operation of where.

    In [15]: df.mask(df<=0)
    Out[15]: 
              A         B         C
    0  0.276232       NaN       NaN
    1  0.113648       NaN  0.524988
    2  0.404705  0.577046       NaN
    3       NaN       NaN       NaN
    4       NaN  0.844885  1.075770
    
    [5 rows x 3 columns]
    
  • Enable referencing of Excel columns by their column names (GH1936)

    In [16]: xl = ExcelFile('data/test.xls')
    
    In [17]: xl.parse('Sheet1', index_col=0, parse_dates=True,
       ....:          parse_cols='A:D')
       ....: 
    Out[17]: 
                       A         B         C         D
    2000-01-03  0.980269  3.685731 -0.364217 -1.159738
    2000-01-04  1.047916 -0.041232 -0.161812  0.212549
    2000-01-05  0.498581  0.731168 -0.537677  1.346270
    2000-01-06  1.120202  1.567621  0.003641  0.675253
    2000-01-07 -0.487094  0.571455 -1.611639  0.103469
    2000-01-10  0.836649  0.246462  0.588543  1.062782
    2000-01-11 -0.157161  1.340307  1.195778 -1.097007
    
    [7 rows x 4 columns]
    
  • Added option to disable pandas-style tick locators and formatters using series.plot(x_compat=True) or pandas.plot_params[‘x_compat’] = True (GH2205)

  • Existing TimeSeries methods at_time and between_time were added to DataFrame (GH2149)

  • DataFrame.dot can now accept ndarrays (GH2042)

  • DataFrame.drop now supports non-unique indexes (GH2101)

  • Panel.shift now supports negative periods (GH2164)

  • DataFrame now support unary ~ operator (GH2110)

API changes

  • Upsampling data with a PeriodIndex will result in a higher frequency TimeSeries that spans the original time window

    In [1]: prng = period_range('2012Q1', periods=2, freq='Q')
    
    In [2]: s = Series(np.random.randn(len(prng)), prng)
    
    In [4]: s.resample('M')
    Out[4]:
    2012-01   -1.471992
    2012-02         NaN
    2012-03         NaN
    2012-04   -0.493593
    2012-05         NaN
    2012-06         NaN
    Freq: M, dtype: float64
    
  • Period.end_time now returns the last nanosecond in the time interval (GH2124, GH2125, GH1764)

    In [18]: p = Period('2012')
    
    In [19]: p.end_time
    Out[19]: Timestamp('2012-12-31 23:59:59.999999999')
    
  • File parsers no longer coerce to float or bool for columns that have custom converters specified (GH2184)

    In [20]: data = 'A,B,C\n00001,001,5\n00002,002,6'
    
    In [21]: read_csv(StringIO(data), converters={'A' : lambda x: x.strip()})
    Out[21]: 
           A  B  C
    0  00001  1  5
    1  00002  2  6
    
    [2 rows x 3 columns]
    

See the full release notes or issue tracker on GitHub for a complete list.

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