How to find difference between 2 dataframes?

How to find difference between 2 dataframes?

How to find difference between 2 dataframes?

This recipe helps you find difference between 2 dataframes


Recipe Objective

While working with dataframes, many a times we have two dataframes and there is a need to find difference i.e. find the complement set of A intersection B. Such problems can be easily handled by concat fuction.

So this recipe is a short example on how to find difference between two dataframes. Let's get started.

Step 1 - Import the library

import pandas as pd

Let's pause and look at these imports. Pandas is generally used for data manipulation and analysis.

Step 2 - Setup the Data

df1= pd.DataFrame({'Student': ['Ram','Rohan','Shyam','Mohan'], 'Grade': ['A','C','B','Ex']}) df2 = pd.DataFrame({'Student': ['Ram','Shyam',], 'Grade': ['A','B']})

Let us create a two simple dataset of Student and grades.

Step 3 - Finding Difference


Concat function in pandas library help us in performing addition operation over dataframes. Here we are initially combining dataframes df1 and df2 and using drop_duplicates function, dropping out the intersection elements of the dataframes; hence taking the net difference.

Step 4 - Printing results

print('df1\n',df1) print('df2\n',df2) print('df1-df2\n',df3)

Simply use print function to print df1, df2 and our new dataframe df1~df2

Step 5 - Let's look at our dataset now

Once we run the above code snippet, we will see:

Scroll down to the ipython notebook below to see the output.

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