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Pandas DataFrame items() Method

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Example

Return the label and content of each column:

import pandas as pd

data = {
  "firstname": ["Sally", "Mary", "John"],
  "age": [50, 40, 30]
}

df = pd.DataFrame(data)

for x, y in df.items():
  print(x)
  print(y)
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Definition and Usage

The items() method generates an iterator object of the DataFrame, allowing us to iterate each column of the DataFrame.

The iteritems() method generates an iterator object of the DataFrame, allowing us to iterate each column of the DataFrame.

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Note: This method is the same as the iteritems() method.

Each iteration produces a label object and a column object.

The label is the column name.

The column object is the content of each column, as a Pandas Series object.


Syntax

for label, content in dataframe.items():

Parameters

The items() method takes no parameters.


Return Value

A Python iterator object that contains two objects for each iteration, the label and the content as a Pandas Series object.


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