Series.to_json(path_or_buf=None, *args, **kwargs)#

Convert the cuDF object to a JSON string. Note nulls and NaNs will be converted to null and datetime objects will be converted to UNIX timestamps.

path_or_bufstring or file handle, optional

File path or object. If not specified, the result is returned as a string.


Indication of expected JSON string format.

  • Series
    • default is ‘index’

    • allowed values are: {‘split’,’records’,’index’,’table’}

  • DataFrame
    • default is ‘columns’

    • allowed values are: {‘split’,’records’,’index’,’columns’,’values’,’table’}

  • The format of the JSON string
    • ‘split’ : dict like {‘index’ -> [index], ‘columns’ -> [columns], ‘data’ -> [values]}

    • ‘records’ : list like [{column -> value}, … , {column -> value}]

    • ‘index’ : dict like {index -> {column -> value}}

    • ‘columns’ : dict like {column -> {index -> value}}

    • ‘values’ : just the values array

    • ‘table’ : dict like {‘schema’: {schema}, ‘data’: {data}} describing the data, and the data component is like orient='records'.

date_format{None, ‘epoch’, ‘iso’}

Type of date conversion. ‘epoch’ = epoch milliseconds, ‘iso’ = ISO8601. The default depends on the orient. For orient='table', the default is ‘iso’. For all other orients, the default is ‘epoch’.

double_precisionint, default 10

The number of decimal places to use when encoding floating point values.

force_asciibool, default True

Force encoded string to be ASCII.

date_unitstring, default ‘ms’ (milliseconds)

The time unit to encode to, governs timestamp and ISO8601 precision. One of ‘s’, ‘ms’, ‘us’, ‘ns’ for second, millisecond, microsecond, and nanosecond respectively.

default_handlercallable, default None

Handler to call if object cannot otherwise be converted to a suitable format for JSON. Should receive a single argument which is the object to convert and return a serializable object.

linesbool, default False

If ‘orient’ is ‘records’ write out line delimited json format. Will throw ValueError if incorrect ‘orient’ since others are not list like.

compression{‘infer’, ‘gzip’, ‘bz2’, ‘zip’, ‘xz’, None}

A string representing the compression to use in the output file, only used when the first argument is a filename. By default, the compression is inferred from the filename.

indexbool, default True

Whether to include the index values in the JSON string. Not including the index (index=False) is only supported when orient is ‘split’ or ‘table’.