cudf.DataFrame.copy#

DataFrame.copy(deep: bool = True) cudf.core.indexed_frame.T#

Make a copy of this object’s indices and data.

When deep=True (default), a new object will be created with a copy of the calling object’s data and indices. Modifications to the data or indices of the copy will not be reflected in the original object (see notes below). When deep=False, a new object will be created without copying the calling object’s data or index (only references to the data and index are copied). Any changes to the data of the original will be reflected in the shallow copy (and vice versa).

Parameters
deepbool, default True

Make a deep copy, including a copy of the data and the indices. With deep=False neither the indices nor the data are copied.

Returns
copySeries or DataFrame

Object type matches caller.

Examples

>>> s = cudf.Series([1, 2], index=["a", "b"])
>>> s
a    1
b    2
dtype: int64
>>> s_copy = s.copy()
>>> s_copy
a    1
b    2
dtype: int64

Shallow copy versus default (deep) copy:

>>> s = cudf.Series([1, 2], index=["a", "b"])
>>> deep = s.copy()
>>> shallow = s.copy(deep=False)

Updates to the data shared by shallow copy and original is reflected in both; deep copy remains unchanged.

>>> s['a'] = 3
>>> shallow['b'] = 4
>>> s
a    3
b    4
dtype: int64
>>> shallow
a    3
b    4
dtype: int64
>>> deep
a    1
b    2
dtype: int64