Pandas query find()

 The find function is a great way to evaluate if a value is found within a text string. For example, I want to find all entries where email is missing "@" - I know it sounds very simple, but this is an example applicable to many different situations.  All you need to do is replace the "@" with a character of your choice: 

import pandas as pd

# create a sample DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame({
    'Name': ['Alice', 'Bob', 'Charlie'],
    'Email': ['', '', '']

# find the position of the '@' character in each email address
df['Email Position'] = df['Email'].str.find('@')

# display the updated DataFrame

In this example, we first use the find() method to find the position of the '@' character in each email address in the 'Email' column. We then create a new column called 'Email Position' to store the output of the find() method.

Next, we use boolean indexing to create a filtered DataFrame called df_filtered that only contains rows where the 'Email Position' column is not equal to -1. This effectively filters out any rows where the '@' character was not found in the email address.

Link to Google Collab example.


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