Pandas DataFrame: select_dtypes() function

DataFrame - select_dtypes() function

The select_dtypes function is used to get a subset of the DataFrame’s columns based on the column dtypes.


DataFrame.select_dtypes(self, include=None, exclude=None)


Name Description Type/Default Value Required / Optional
include, exclude A selection of dtypes or strings to be included/excluded. At least one of these parameters must be supplied. scalar or list-like Required

Returns: DataFrame
The subset of the frame including the dtypes in include and excluding the dtypes in exclude.

Raises: ValueError
  • If both of include and exclude are empty
  • If include and exclude have overlapping elements
  • If any kind of string dtype is passed in.


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