Extracting Specific Selected Columns To New DataFrame As A Copy

To extract specific selected columns from a DataFrame and create a new DataFrame as a copy, you can use the loc or iloc method.

Here’s an example:

import pandas as pd

# Creating a sample DataFrame
data = {'Name': ['John', 'Emma', 'Liam', 'Olivia'],
        'Age': [25, 28, 30, 32],
        'City': ['New York', 'London', 'Sydney', 'Paris']}
df = pd.DataFrame(data)

# Creating a new DataFrame with selected columns
new_df = df.loc[:, ['Name', 'City']]
# or
new_df = df.iloc[:, [0, 2]]



    Name      City
0   John  New York
1   Emma    London
2   Liam    Sydney
3  Olivia     Paris

In the above example, the loc method is used to extract columns with labels ‘Name’ and ‘City’ from the original DataFrame and create a new DataFrame new_df. You can also use the iloc method to achieve the same result by specifying column indices [0, 2] instead of labels.

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