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How to Delete a Column from a DataFrame?

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There might be some redundant columns in a DataFrame or we might just not need some columns for the task at hand. In this short how-to article, we will learn how to delete a column from Pandas and PySpark DataFrames.

How to Delete a Column from a DataFrame - Pandas and Pyspark


We can use the drop function to delete a column or multiple columns from a DataFrame.

# delete one column
df = df.drop("NO", axis=1)

# delete multiple columns
df = df.drop(["f1", "f2"], axis=1)

In the case of deleting multiple columns, column names need to be written in a list.


PySpark DataFrame has a drop method to delete single or multiple columns.

# delete one column
df = df.drop("NO")

# delete multiple columns
df = df.drop("f1", "f2")

This question is also being asked as:

  • Selecting/excluding sets of columns in Pandas

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