Rebin - 8 months ago 27

Python Question

Is there any way to create a 2D matrix with NON numerical indexing? and MORE importantly GET/SET the values by using those non numerical indexes?

I mean having a 2D matrix like

`mat=`

one two three

A 1 2 3

B 4 5 6

and then be able to SET/GET like

`>>>m13=mat[A,three]`

>>> m13

>>> 3

any idea snippet appreciated. I was thinking of using 'Pandas' but couldnt figure it out.

Answer

You can use `loc`

:

```
import pandas as pd
mat = pd.DataFrame({'three': {'A': 3, 'B': 6},
'two': {'A': 2, 'B': 5},
'one': {'A': 1, 'B': 4}},
columns = ['one','two','three'])
print mat
one two three
A 1 2 3
B 4 5 6
#GET
print mat.loc['A', 'three']
3
#SET
mat.loc['A', 'three'] = 10
print mat
one two three
A 1 2 10
B 4 5 6
```

EDIT:

You can create `DataFrame`

from `numpy array`

too:

```
print arr
[[1 2 3]
[4 5 6]]
mat = pd.DataFrame(arr, index=['A','B'], columns=['one','two','three'])
one two three
A 1 2 3
B 4 5 6
```