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pandas.DataFrame.append

DataFrame.append(other, ignore_index=False, verify_integrity=False, sort=None)[source]

Append rows of other to the end of caller, returning a new object.

Columns in other that are not in the caller are added as new columns.

Parameters:

other : DataFrame or Series/dict-like object, or list of these

The data to append.

ignore_index : boolean, default False

If True, do not use the index labels.

verify_integrity : boolean, default False

If True, raise ValueError on creating index with duplicates.

sort : boolean, default None

Sort columns if the columns of self and other are not aligned. The default sorting is deprecated and will change to not-sorting in a future version of pandas. Explicitly pass sort=True to silence the warning and sort. Explicitly pass sort=False to silence the warning and not sort.

New in version 0.23.0.

Returns:
appended : DataFrame

See also

pandas.concat
General function to concatenate DataFrame, Series or Panel objects

Notes

If a list of dict/series is passed and the keys are all contained in the DataFrame’s index, the order of the columns in the resulting DataFrame will be unchanged.

Iteratively appending rows to a DataFrame can be more computationally intensive than a single concatenate. A better solution is to append those rows to a list and then concatenate the list with the original DataFrame all at once.

Examples

>>> df = pd.DataFrame([[1, 2], [3, 4]], columns=list('AB'))
>>> df
   A  B
0  1  2
1  3  4
>>> df2 = pd.DataFrame([[5, 6], [7, 8]], columns=list('AB'))
>>> df.append(df2)
   A  B
0  1  2
1  3  4
0  5  6
1  7  8

With ignore_index set to True:

>>> df.append(df2, ignore_index=True)
   A  B
0  1  2
1  3  4
2  5  6
3  7  8

The following, while not recommended methods for generating DataFrames, show two ways to generate a DataFrame from multiple data sources.

Less efficient:

>>> df = pd.DataFrame(columns=['A'])
>>> for i in range(5):
...     df = df.append({'A': i}, ignore_index=True)
>>> df
   A
0  0
1  1
2  2
3  3
4  4

More efficient:

>>> pd.concat([pd.DataFrame([i], columns=['A']) for i in range(5)],
...           ignore_index=True)
   A
0  0
1  1
2  2
3  3
4  4
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