DataFrame.groupby(by=None, axis=0, level=None, as_index=True, sort=False, group_keys=True, squeeze=False, observed=False, dropna=True)#

Group DataFrame using a mapper or by a Series of columns.

A groupby operation involves some combination of splitting the object, applying a function, and combining the results. This can be used to group large amounts of data and compute operations on these groups.

bymapping, function, label, or list of labels

Used to determine the groups for the groupby. If by is a function, it’s called on each value of the object’s index. If a dict or Series is passed, the Series or dict VALUES will be used to determine the groups (the Series’ values are first aligned; see .align() method). If a cupy array is passed, the values are used as-is determine the groups. A label or list of labels may be passed to group by the columns in self. Notice that a tuple is interpreted as a (single) key.

levelint, level name, or sequence of such, default None

If the axis is a MultiIndex (hierarchical), group by a particular level or levels.

as_indexbool, default True

For aggregated output, return object with group labels as the index. Only relevant for DataFrame input. as_index=False is effectively “SQL-style” grouped output.

sortbool, default False

Sort result by group key. Differ from Pandas, cudf defaults to False for better performance. Note this does not influence the order of observations within each group. Groupby preserves the order of rows within each group.

dropnabool, optional

If True (default), do not include the “null” group.


Returns a groupby object that contains information about the groups.


>>> import cudf
>>> import pandas as pd
>>> df = cudf.DataFrame({
...     'Animal': ['Falcon', 'Falcon', 'Parrot', 'Parrot'],
...     'Max Speed': [380., 370., 24., 26.],
... })
>>> df
   Animal  Max Speed
0  Falcon      380.0
1  Falcon      370.0
2  Parrot       24.0
3  Parrot       26.0
>>> df.groupby(['Animal']).mean()
        Max Speed
Falcon      375.0
Parrot       25.0
>>> arrays = [['Falcon', 'Falcon', 'Parrot', 'Parrot'],
...           ['Captive', 'Wild', 'Captive', 'Wild']]
>>> index = pd.MultiIndex.from_arrays(arrays, names=('Animal', 'Type'))
>>> df = cudf.DataFrame({'Max Speed': [390., 350., 30., 20.]},
...     index=index)
>>> df
                Max Speed
Animal Type
Falcon Captive      390.0
       Wild         350.0
Parrot Captive       30.0
       Wild          20.0
>>> df.groupby(level=0).mean()
        Max Speed
Falcon      370.0
Parrot       25.0
>>> df.groupby(level="Type").mean()
        Max Speed
Wild         185.0
Captive      210.0