Python | Pandas TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs()

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 TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function compute the slice location for input labels and step for an ordered TimedeltaIndex object. The function assumes that the data is sorted.

Syntax : TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs(start=None, end=None, step=None, kind=None)



Parameters :
start : (label, default None) If None, defaults to the beginning
end : (label, default None) If None, defaults to the end
step : (int, defaults None) If None, defaults to 1
kind : {‘ix’, ‘loc’, ‘getitem’} or None

Return : start, end : int

Example #1: Use TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function to compute the slice location for the passed label in the given TimedeltaIndex object.

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# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Create the TimedeltaIndex object
tidx = pd.TimedeltaIndex(start ='11 days 22:14:12.001124', periods = 5, freq ='T')
  
# Print the TimedeltaIndex object
print(tidx)

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Now we will use the TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function to find the slice location value for the passed labels.

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# # find the slice location for the passed label
tidx.slice_locs('11 days 22:15:20.001124')

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Output :

As we can see in the output, the TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function has returned the start position as well as the end position of the slice in the tidx object.
 
Example #2: Use TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function to compute the slice location for the passed label in the given TimedeltaIndex object.

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# importing pandas as pd
import pandas as pd
  
# Create the TimedeltaIndex object
tidx = pd.TimedeltaIndex(start ='03 days 09:22:56', periods = 5, freq ='H')
  
# Print the TimedeltaIndex object
print(tidx)

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Output :

Now we will use the TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs() function to find the slice location value for the passed labels.

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# find the slice location for the passed label
tidx.slice_locs('3 days 12:20:56')

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Output :

As we can see in the output, the TimedeltaIndex.slice_locs function has returned the start position as well as the end position of the slice in the tidx object.



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