class pandas.Index

Immutable ndarray implementing an ordered, sliceable set. The basic object storing axis labels for all pandas objects

Parameters :

data : array-like (1-dimensional)

dtype : NumPy dtype (default: object)

copy : bool

Make a copy of input ndarray

name : object

Name to be stored in the index

tupleize_cols : bool (default: True)

When True, attempt to create a MultiIndex if possible


An Index instance can only contain hashable objects


T return the transpose, which is by definition self
base return the base object if the memory of the underlying data is shared
data return the data pointer of the underlying data
is_monotonic return if the index has monotonic (only equaly or increasing) values
itemsize return the size of the dtype of the item of the underlying data
nbytes return the number of bytes in the underlying data
ndim return the number of dimensions of the underlying data, by definition 1
shape return a tuple of the shape of the underlying data
size return the number of elements in the underlying data
strides return the strides of the underlying data
values return the underlying data as an ndarray


all([axis, out]) Returns True if all elements evaluate to True.
any([axis, out]) Returns True if any of the elements of a evaluate to True.
append(other) Append a collection of Index options together
argmax([axis]) return a ndarray of the maximum argument indexer
argmin([axis]) return a ndarray of the minimum argument indexer
argsort(*args, **kwargs) return an ndarray indexer of the underlying data
asof(label) For a sorted index, return the most recent label up to and including the passed label.
asof_locs(where, mask) where : array of timestamps
copy([names, name, dtype, deep]) Make a copy of this object.
delete(loc) Make new Index with passed location(-s) deleted
diff(*args, **kwargs)
difference(other) Compute sorted set difference of two Index objects
drop(labels) Make new Index with passed list of labels deleted
drop_duplicates([take_last]) Return Index with duplicate values removed
duplicated([take_last]) Return boolean Index denoting duplicate values
equals(other) Determines if two Index objects contain the same elements.
factorize([sort, na_sentinel]) Encode the object as an enumerated type or categorical variable
format([name, formatter]) Render a string representation of the Index
get_indexer(target[, method, limit]) Compute indexer and mask for new index given the current index.
get_indexer_for(target, **kwargs) guaranteed return of an indexer even when non-unique
get_indexer_non_unique(target, **kwargs) return an indexer suitable for taking from a non unique index
get_level_values(level) Return vector of label values for requested level, equal to the length
get_loc(key) Get integer location for requested label
get_value(series, key) Fast lookup of value from 1-dimensional ndarray.
get_values() return the underlying data as an ndarray
hasnans() return if I have any nans; enables various perf speedups
identical(other) Similar to equals, but check that other comparable attributes are
insert(loc, item) Make new Index inserting new item at location. Follows
intersection(other) Form the intersection of two Index objects. Sortedness of the result is
is_(other) More flexible, faster check like is but that works through views
isin(values[, level]) Compute boolean array of whether each index value is found in the
item() return the first element of the underlying data as a python scalar
join(other[, how, level, return_indexers]) Internal API method. Compute join_index and indexers to conform data
max() The maximum value of the object
min() The minimum value of the object
nunique([dropna]) Return number of unique elements in the object.
order([return_indexer, ascending]) Return sorted copy of Index
putmask(mask, value) return a new Index of the values set with the mask
ravel([order]) return an ndarray of the flattened values of the underlying data
reindex(target[, method, level, limit]) Create index with target’s values (move/add/delete values as necessary)
rename(name[, inplace]) Set new names on index.
repeat(n) return a new Index of the values repeated n times
searchsorted(key[, side]) np.ndarray searchsorted compat
set_names(names[, level, inplace]) Set new names on index.
set_value(arr, key, value) Fast lookup of value from 1-dimensional ndarray.
shift([periods, freq]) Shift Index containing datetime objects by input number of periods and
slice_indexer([start, end, step]) For an ordered Index, compute the slice indexer for input labels and
slice_locs([start, end]) For an ordered Index, compute the slice locations for input labels
sort(*args, **kwargs)
sym_diff(other[, result_name]) Compute the sorted symmetric difference of two Index objects.
take(indexer[, axis]) return a new Index of the values selected by the indexer
to_datetime([dayfirst]) For an Index containing strings or datetime.datetime objects, attempt
to_native_types([slicer]) slice and dice then format
to_series(**kwargs) Create a Series with both index and values equal to the index keys
tolist() return a list of the Index values
transpose() return the transpose, which is by definition self
union(other) Form the union of two Index objects and sorts if possible
unique() Return array of unique values in the object.
value_counts([normalize, sort, ascending, ...]) Returns object containing counts of unique values.