Dan Steingart - 5 months ago 30

Python Question

In a pandas dataframe I have a field 'amp' that should be populated by a list of length 495. Is there a panda-ic way to quickly filter on this length, such that all rows with field 'amp' are not equal to 495 are dropped?

I tried

`df[len(df['amp']) == 495]`

and this returned

`KeyError: False`

Thanks in advance.

Answer

If you specifically need `len`

, then @MaxU's answer is best.

For a more general solution, you can use the map method of a Series.

```
df[df['amp'].map(len) != 495]
```

This will apply `len`

to each element, which is what you want. With this method, you can use any arbitrary function, not just `len`

.