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Pandas DataFrame: Calculate the sum of the examination attempts by the students

Pandas: DataFrame Exercise-13 with Solution

Write a Pandas program to calculate the sum of the examination attempts by the students.

Sample DataFrame:
exam_data = {'name': ['Anastasia', 'Dima', 'Katherine', 'James', 'Emily', 'Michael', 'Matthew', 'Laura', 'Kevin', 'Jonas'],
'score': [12.5, 9, 16.5, np.nan, 9, 20, 14.5, np.nan, 8, 19],
'attempts': [1, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 1],
'qualify': ['yes', 'no', 'yes', 'no', 'no', 'yes', 'yes', 'no', 'no', 'yes']}
labels = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j']

Sample Solution :

Python Code :

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
exam_data  = {'name': ['Anastasia', 'Dima', 'Katherine', 'James', 'Emily', 'Michael', 'Matthew', 'Laura', 'Kevin', 'Jonas'],
        'score': [12.5, 9, 16.5, np.nan, 9, 20, 14.5, np.nan, 8, 19],
        'attempts': [1, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 1],
        'qualify': ['yes', 'no', 'yes', 'no', 'no', 'yes', 'yes', 'no', 'no', 'yes']}
labels = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j']

df = pd.DataFrame(exam_data , index=labels)
print("\nSum of the examination attempts by the students:")
print(df['attempts'].sum())

Sample Output:

Sum of the examination attempts by the students:                       
19                         

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Inserting if statements using conditional list comprehensions:

x = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
result = []
for idx in range(len(x)):
    if x[idx] % 2 == 0:
        result.append(x[idx] * 2)
    else:
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[(element * 2 if element % 2 == 0 else element) for element in x]

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[1, 4, 3, 8, 5, 12]
[element * 2 for element in x if element % 2 == 0]

Output:

[4, 8, 12]