pandas.isna

pandas.isna(obj)[source]

Detect missing values for an array-like object.

This function takes a scalar or array-like object and indicates whether values are missing (NaN in numeric arrays, None or NaN in object arrays, NaT in datetimelike).

Parameters:

obj : scalar or array-like

Object to check for null or missing values.

Returns:

bool or array-like of bool

For scalar input, returns a scalar boolean. For array input, returns an array of boolean indicating whether each corresponding element is missing.

See also

notna
Boolean inverse of pandas.isna.
Series.isna
Detect missing values in a Series.
DataFrame.isna
Detect missing values in a DataFrame.
Index.isna
Detect missing values in an Index.

Examples

Scalar arguments (including strings) result in a scalar boolean.

>>> pd.isna('dog')
False
>>> pd.isna(np.nan)
True

ndarrays result in an ndarray of booleans.

>>> array = np.array([[1, np.nan, 3], [4, 5, np.nan]])
>>> array
array([[ 1., nan,  3.],
       [ 4.,  5., nan]])
>>> pd.isna(array)
array([[False,  True, False],
       [False, False,  True]])

For indexes, an ndarray of booleans is returned.

>>> index = pd.DatetimeIndex(["2017-07-05", "2017-07-06", None,
...                           "2017-07-08"])
>>> index
DatetimeIndex(['2017-07-05', '2017-07-06', 'NaT', '2017-07-08'],
              dtype='datetime64[ns]', freq=None)
>>> pd.isna(index)
array([False, False,  True, False])

For Series and DataFrame, the same type is returned, containing booleans.

>>> df = pd.DataFrame([['ant', 'bee', 'cat'], ['dog', None, 'fly']])
>>> df
     0     1    2
0  ant   bee  cat
1  dog  None  fly
>>> pd.isna(df)
       0      1      2
0  False  False  False
1  False   True  False
>>> pd.isna(df[1])
0    False
1     True
Name: 1, dtype: bool
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