﻿ Pandas Data Series: Find the index of the first occurrence of the smallest and largest value of a given series - w3resource # Pandas Data Series: Find the index of the first occurrence of the smallest and largest value of a given series

## Pandas: Data Series Exercise-39 with Solution

Write a Pandas program to find the index of the first occurrence of the smallest and largest value of a given series.

Sample Solution :

Python Code :

``````import pandas as pd
nums = pd.Series([1, 3, 7, 12, 88, 23, 3, 1, 9, 0])
print("Original Series:")
print(nums)
print("Index of the first occurrence of the smallest and largest value of the said series:")
print(nums.idxmin())
print(nums.idxmax())
``````

Sample Output:

```Original Series:
0     1
1     3
2     7
3    12
4    88
5    23
6     3
7     1
8     9
9     0
dtype: int64
Index of the first occurrence of the smallest and largest value of the said series:
9
4
```

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