Rolling.median(engine=None, engine_kwargs=None, **kwargs)[source]

Calculate the rolling median.

enginestr, default None
  • 'cython' : Runs the operation through C-extensions from cython.

  • 'numba' : Runs the operation through JIT compiled code from numba.

  • None : Defaults to 'cython' or globally setting compute.use_numba

    New in version 1.3.0.

engine_kwargsdict, default None
  • For 'cython' engine, there are no accepted engine_kwargs

  • For 'numba' engine, the engine can accept nopython, nogil and parallel dictionary keys. The values must either be True or False. The default engine_kwargs for the 'numba' engine is {'nopython': True, 'nogil': False, 'parallel': False}

    New in version 1.3.0.


For NumPy compatibility and will not have an effect on the result.

Series or DataFrame

Return type is the same as the original object with np.float64 dtype.

See also


Calling rolling with Series data.


Calling rolling with DataFrames.


Aggregating median for Series.


Aggregating median for DataFrame.


See Numba engine and Numba (JIT compilation) for extended documentation and performance considerations for the Numba engine.


Compute the rolling median of a series with a window size of 3.

>>> s = pd.Series([0, 1, 2, 3, 4])
>>> s.rolling(3).median()
0    NaN
1    NaN
2    1.0
3    2.0
4    3.0
dtype: float64