Python Pandas Series: head() function

In Pandas head() function is used to explore data structures or data of a series without producing all of it from the top. It is a very convenient easy and quick method to try with data without actually dumping into it.

It is used to return top n rows of the series or dataframe. If we do not define n then it returns top 5 rows by default.

Syntax

Series.head(n=5)

n: The number of rows to be returned. By default n=5

Return: Series with top n rows.

Example

import pandas as pd

series_0=pd.Series([i for i in range(50)])

When n = 10

series_0.head(10)

Output:

0    0
1    1
2    2
3    3
4    4
5    5
6    6
7    7
8    8
9    9
dtype: int64

When n is not given

series_0.head()

Output:

0    0
1    1
2    2
3    3
4    4
dtype: int64
Wed, 11/03/2021 - 17:54

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Devanshi, is working as a Data Scientist with iVagus. She has expertise in Python, NumPy, Pandas and other data science technologies.