Pandas DataFrame std()


DataFrame.std(self, axis=None, skipna=None, level=None, ddof=1, numeric_only=None, **kwargs)
We can get stdard deviation of DataFrame in rows or columns by using std().

selfarray, elements to get the std value
axisInt (optional ), or tuple, default is None, standard deviation among all the elements. If axis given then values across the axis is returned.
levelint ( Optional ),default is None, for multiindex Axis. count along the level.
skipnaBool ( Optional ),default is True, Exclude NA values.
numeric_onlyBool ( Optional ),default is None, include only Int, floot and boolean columns.
ddofDelta Degrees of Freedom ( default is 1 ) , N - ddof is used where N is the number of elements in computing the standard deviation
import pandas as pd
my_data = pd.DataFrame(data=my_dict)
id       1.414214
mark    12.817399
dtype: float64
Using only mark column ( with output )
print(my_data['mark'].std()) # 12.817398889233116

Using axis

Axis of Two dimensional array We will use option axis=0 ( default ) by adding to above code.

( The last line is only changed )
Along the horizontal row ( axis=1 ) the standard deviation among values of two columns ( id and Mark ) is calculated. For example for third row [3,55] is 36.769553.
Output is here.
0    52.325902
1    58.689863
2    36.769553
3    39.597980
4    38.890873
5    39.597980
6    58.689863
dtype: float64
id       1.414214
mark    12.817399
dtype: float64


ddof = 0 this is Population Standard Deviation
ddof = 1 ( default) , this is Sample Standard Deviation
id       1.309307
mark    11.866606
dtype: float64

Handling NA data using skipna option

We will use skipna=True to ignore the null or NA data. Let us check what happens if it is set to True ( skipna=True )
import numpy as np
import pandas as pd 
my_data = pd.DataFrame(data=my_dict)
ID          1.870829
MATH       20.000000
ENGLISH    19.235384
dtype: float64


Default value is None, we can set it to True ( numeric_only=True ) to include only float, int, boolean columns. We can included all by setting it to False ( numeric_only=False ) . Let us see the outputs .
Output is same as above as we considered ID , MATH and ENGLISH columns. By changing to True we will get error message.
TypeError: could not convert string to float: 'Ravi'

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