cudf.DataFrame.nsmallest#

DataFrame.nsmallest(n, columns, keep='first')#

Get the rows of the DataFrame sorted by the n smallest value of columns

Parameters
nint

Number of items to retrieve.

columnslist or str

Column name or names to order by.

keep{‘first’, ‘last’}, default ‘first’

Where there are duplicate values:

  • first : take the first occurrence.

  • last : take the last occurrence.

Returns
DataFrame

Notes

Difference from pandas:
  • Only a single column is supported in columns

Examples

>>> import cudf
>>> df = cudf.DataFrame({'population': [59000000, 65000000, 434000,
...                                   434000, 434000, 337000, 337000,
...                                   11300, 11300],
...                    'GDP': [1937894, 2583560 , 12011, 4520, 12128,
...                            17036, 182, 38, 311],
...                    'alpha-2': ["IT", "FR", "MT", "MV", "BN",
...                                "IS", "NR", "TV", "AI"]},
...                   index=["Italy", "France", "Malta",
...                          "Maldives", "Brunei", "Iceland",
...                          "Nauru", "Tuvalu", "Anguilla"])
>>> df
          population      GDP alpha-2
Italy       59000000  1937894      IT
France      65000000  2583560      FR
Malta         434000    12011      MT
Maldives      434000     4520      MV
Brunei        434000    12128      BN
Iceland       337000    17036      IS
Nauru         337000      182      NR
Tuvalu         11300       38      TV
Anguilla       11300      311      AI

In the following example, we will use nsmallest to select the three rows having the smallest values in column “population”.

>>> df.nsmallest(3, 'population')
          population    GDP alpha-2
Tuvalu         11300     38      TV
Anguilla       11300    311      AI
Iceland       337000  17036      IS

When using keep='last', ties are resolved in reverse order:

>>> df.nsmallest(3, 'population', keep='last')
          population  GDP alpha-2
Anguilla       11300  311      AI
Tuvalu         11300   38      TV
Nauru         337000  182      NR