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How to prefix the columns of a DataFrame in pandas

Onyejiaku Theophilus Chidalu

Overview

The add_prefix() function in pandas is used to prefix the columns of a data frame.

Syntax

The add_prefix() function takes the syntax shown below:

add_prefix("Col_")
Syntax for the add_prefix() function

Parameters

The add_prefix() function takes a single required parameter value, str, which represents the string to be prefixed or add before each label.

Return value

The add_prefix() function returns a new DataFrame with prefixed columns.

Example

# A code to illustrate the add_prefix() function in Pandas

# imporing the pandas library
import pandas as pd

# creating a dataframe
df = pd.DataFrame({'Name': ["Theo", "John", "Mosh"], 'Height': [1.83, 1.80, 1.78]})

print(df)

# adding prefixes to the columns of the dataframe
print(df.add_prefix("Col_"))
Implementing the add_prefix() function

Explanation

  • Line 4: We import the pandas library.
  • Line 7: We create a DataFrame, df.
  • Line 9: We print df.
  • Line 12: We add the prefix "col_" to the columns of df. We print the result to the console.

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