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pandas.Panel.head

Panel.head(n=5)[source]

Return the first n rows.

This function returns the first n rows for the object based on position. It is useful for quickly testing if your object has the right type of data in it.

Parameters:

n : int, default 5

Number of rows to select.

Returns:

obj_head : same type as caller

The first n rows of the caller object.

See also

pandas.DataFrame.tail
Returns the last n rows.

Examples

>>> df = pd.DataFrame({'animal':['alligator', 'bee', 'falcon', 'lion',
...                    'monkey', 'parrot', 'shark', 'whale', 'zebra']})
>>> df
      animal
0  alligator
1        bee
2     falcon
3       lion
4     monkey
5     parrot
6      shark
7      whale
8      zebra

Viewing the first 5 lines

>>> df.head()
      animal
0  alligator
1        bee
2     falcon
3       lion
4     monkey

Viewing the first n lines (three in this case)

>>> df.head(3)
      animal
0  alligator
1        bee
2     falcon
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