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How to Delete Only NaN Values? | Preprocessing Data
Advanced Techniques in pandas

How to Delete Only NaN Values?

You've managed one way how of dealing with NaN values, but let's think about what we can do with the others. Look at the number of outliers in each column one more time:

In the previous chapter, you received the result:

PassengerId0
Survived0
Pclass0
Name0
Sex0
Age86
SibSp0
Parch0
Ticket0
Fare1
Embarked0

The simplest way is to delete all rows that contain missing values. For instance, 86 rows with ages are missing, as well as 1 row in the column 'Fare'. Let's figure out how we can delete them. In pandas, you can do so using one simple function, similar to the one in the previous chapter, called .dropna():

Here, you can use inplace=True to save all changes. Let's talk about the function. If a row in the column 'Age' has a NaN value, this function will delete all values in the same row. The whole row will be deleted if at least one value in the row is missing.

Tarefa

Your task here is to delete all missing values and check if you did everything correctly.

  1. Drop the NaN values using the inplace=True argument.
  2. Calculate the number of NaN values.

Tudo estava claro?

Seção 5. Capítulo 4
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Advanced Techniques in pandas

How to Delete Only NaN Values?

You've managed one way how of dealing with NaN values, but let's think about what we can do with the others. Look at the number of outliers in each column one more time:

In the previous chapter, you received the result:

PassengerId0
Survived0
Pclass0
Name0
Sex0
Age86
SibSp0
Parch0
Ticket0
Fare1
Embarked0

The simplest way is to delete all rows that contain missing values. For instance, 86 rows with ages are missing, as well as 1 row in the column 'Fare'. Let's figure out how we can delete them. In pandas, you can do so using one simple function, similar to the one in the previous chapter, called .dropna():

Here, you can use inplace=True to save all changes. Let's talk about the function. If a row in the column 'Age' has a NaN value, this function will delete all values in the same row. The whole row will be deleted if at least one value in the row is missing.

Tarefa

Your task here is to delete all missing values and check if you did everything correctly.

  1. Drop the NaN values using the inplace=True argument.
  2. Calculate the number of NaN values.

Tudo estava claro?

Seção 5. Capítulo 4
toggle bottom row
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