pandas.DataFrame.infer_objects#

DataFrame.infer_objects(copy=_NoDefault.no_default)[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.

Parameters:
copybool, default False

Whether to make a copy for non-object or non-inferable columns or Series.

Note

The copy keyword will change behavior in pandas 3.0. Copy-on-Write will be enabled by default, which means that all methods with a copy keyword will use a lazy copy mechanism to defer the copy and ignore the copy keyword. The copy keyword will be removed in a future version of pandas.

You can already get the future behavior and improvements through enabling copy on write pd.options.mode.copy_on_write = True

Deprecated since version 3.0.0.

Returns:
same type as input object

See also

to_datetime

Convert argument to datetime.

to_timedelta

Convert argument to timedelta.

to_numeric

Convert argument to numeric type.

convert_dtypes

Convert argument to best possible dtype.

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