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Pandas Read CSV


Read CSV Files

A simple way to store big data sets is to use CSV files (comma separated files).

CSV files contains plain text and is a well know format that can be read by everyone including Pandas.

In our examples we will be using a CSV file called 'data.csv'.

Download data.csv. or Open data.csv

Example

Load the CSV into a DataFrame:

import pandas as pd

df = pd.read_csv('data.csv')

print(df.to_string()) 
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Tip: use to_string() to print the entire DataFrame.

By default, when you print a DataFrame, you will only get the first 5 rows, and the last 5 rows:

Example

Print a reduced sample:

import pandas as pd

df = pd.read_csv('data.csv')

print(df) 
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