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Python | Pandas dataframe.isna()

  • Last Updated : 19 Nov, 2018

Python is a great language for doing data analysis, primarily because of the fantastic ecosystem of data-centric python packages. Pandas is one of those packages and makes importing and analyzing data much easier.

Pandas dataframe.isna() function is used to detect missing values. It return a boolean same-sized object indicating if the values are NA. NA values, such as None or numpy.NaN, gets mapped to True values. Everything else gets mapped to False values. Characters such as empty strings ” or numpy.inf are not considered NA values (unless you set pandas.options.mode.use_inf_as_na = True).

Syntax: DataFrame.isna()

Returns : Mask of bool values for each element in DataFrame that indicates whether an element is not an NA value.

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Example #1: Use isna() function to detect the missing values in a dataframe.

# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
# Creating the dataframe 
df = pd.read_csv("nba.csv")
# Print the dataframe

Lets use the isna() function to detect the missing values.

# detect the missing values

Output :

In the output, cells corresponding to the missing values contains true value else false.
Example #2: Use isna() function to detect missing values in a pandas series object

# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
# Creating the series 
sr = pd.Series([12, 5, None, 5, None, 11])
# Print the series

Let’s detect all the missing values in the series.

# to detect the missing values

Output :

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