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pandas.Series.infer_objects

Series.infer_objects()[source]

Attempt to infer better dtypes for object columns.

Attempts soft conversion of object-dtyped columns, leaving non-object and unconvertible columns unchanged. The inference rules are the same as during normal Series/DataFrame construction.

New in version 0.21.0.

Returns:
converted : same type as input object

See also

pandas.to_datetime
Convert argument to datetime.
pandas.to_timedelta
Convert argument to timedelta.
pandas.to_numeric
Convert argument to numeric type.

Examples

>>> df = pd.DataFrame({"A": ["a", 1, 2, 3]})
>>> df = df.iloc[1:]
>>> df
   A
1  1
2  2
3  3
>>> df.dtypes
A    object
dtype: object
>>> df.infer_objects().dtypes
A    int64
dtype: object
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