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# Pandas: Extract only words from a given column of a given DataFrame

## Pandas: String and Regular Expression Exercise-37 with Solution

Write a Pandas program to extract only words from a given column of a given DataFrame.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

``````import pandas as pd
import re as re
df = pd.DataFrame({
'company_code': ['Abcd','EFGF', 'zefsalf', 'sdfslew', 'zekfsdf'],
'date_of_sale': ['12/05/2002','16/02/1999','05/09/1998','12/02/2022','15/09/1997'],
'address': ['9910 Surrey Ave.','92 N. Bishop Ave.','9910 Golden Star Ave.', '102 Dunbar St.', '17 West Livingston Court']
})
print("Original DataFrame:")
print(df)

def search_words(text):
result = re.findall(r'\b[^\d\W]+\b', text)
return " ".join(result)

print("\nOnly words:")
print(df)
``````

Sample Output:

```Original DataFrame:
0         Abcd   12/05/2002          9910 Surrey Ave.
1         EFGF   16/02/1999         92 N. Bishop Ave.
2      zefsalf   05/09/1998     9910 Golden Star Ave.
3      sdfslew   12/02/2022            102 Dunbar St.
4      zekfsdf   15/09/1997  17 West Livingston Court

Only words:
company_code          ...                       only_words
0         Abcd          ...                       Surrey Ave
1         EFGF          ...                     N Bishop Ave
2      zefsalf          ...                  Golden Star Ave
3      sdfslew          ...                        Dunbar St
4      zekfsdf          ...            West Livingston Court

[5 rows x 4 columns]
```

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