# pandas.DataFrame.slice_shift¶

DataFrame.slice_shift(self: ~ FrameOrSeries, periods: int = 1, axis=0) → ~FrameOrSeries[source]

Equivalent to shift without copying data.

The shifted data will not include the dropped periods and the shifted axis will be smaller than the original.

Parameters
periodsint

Number of periods to move, can be positive or negative.

Returns
shiftedsame type as caller

Notes

While the slice_shift is faster than shift, you may pay for it later during alignment.