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Python | Pandas dataframe.notna()
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

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.notna() function detects existing/ non-missing values in the dataframe. The function returns a boolean object having the same size as that of the object on which it is applied, indicating whether each individual value is a na value or not. All of the non-missing values gets mapped to true and missing values get mapped to false.

Note : 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.notna()

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



Example #1: Use notna() function to find all the non-missing value in the datafram.




# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Creating the first dataframe 
df = pd.DataFrame({"A":[14, 4, 5, 4, 1],
                   "B":[5, 2, 54, 3, 2], 
                   "C":[20, 20, 7, 3, 8],
                   "D":[14, 3, 6, 2, 6]})
  
# Print the dataframe
df

Let’s use the dataframe.notna() function to find all the non-missing values in the dataframe.




# find non-na values
df.notna()

Output :

As we can see in the output, all the non-missing values in the dataframe has been mapped to true. There is no false value as there is no missing value in the dataframe.
 

Example #2: Use notna() function to find the non-missing values, when there are missing values in the dataframe.




# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Creating the dataframe 
df = pd.DataFrame({"A":[12, 4, 5, None, 1],
                   "B":[7, 2, 54, 3, None], 
                   "C":[20, 16, 11, 3, 8],
                   "D":[14, 3, None, 2, 6]})
  
# find non-missing values
df.notna()

Output :

As we can see in the output, cells which were having na values were mapped as false and all the cells which were having non-missing values were mapped as true.

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