Jeril Jeril - 1 month ago 12
Python Question

Pandas - Sorting a dataframe by using datetimeindex

The following is my dataframe which holds values from multiple Excel files. I wanted to do a time series analysis, so I made the index as

datetimeindex
. But my index is not arranged according to the date. The following is my dataframe:

Item Details Unit Op. Qty Price Op. Amt. Cl. Qty Price.1 Cl. Amt.
Month
2013-04-01 5 In 1 Pcs -56.0 172.78 -9675.58 -68.0 175.79 -11953.96
2013-04-01 Adaptor Pcs -17.0 9.00 -152.99 -17.0 9.00 -152.99
2013-04-01 Agro Tape Pcs -2.0 26.25 -52.50 -2.0 26.25 -52.50
...
2014-01-01 12" Angal Pcs -6.0 31.50 -189.00 -6.0 31.50 -189.00
2014-01-01 13 Mm Electrical Drill Check Set -1.0 247.50 -247.50 -1.0 247.50 -247.50
2014-01-01 14" Blad Pcs -5.0 157.49 -787.45 -5.0 157.49 -787.45
...
2013-09-01 Zinc Bolt 1/4 X 2"(box) Box -1.0 899.99 -899.99 -1.0 899.99 -899.99
2013-09-01 Zorik 88 32gram Pcs -1.0 45.00 -45.00 -1.0 45.00 -45.00
2013-09-01 Zorrik 311 Gram Pcs -1.0 270.01 -270.01 -1.0 270.01 -270.01


It is not sorted according to the date. I wanted to sort the index and its respective rows also. I googled it and found that there is a way to sort the datetimeindex and is as follows:

all_data.index.sort_values()

DatetimeIndex(['2013-04-01', '2013-04-01', '2013-04-01', '2013-04-01',
'2013-04-01', '2013-04-01', '2013-04-01', '2013-04-01',
'2013-04-01', '2013-04-01',
...
'2014-02-01', '2014-02-01', '2014-02-01', '2014-02-01',
'2014-02-01', '2014-02-01', '2014-02-01', '2014-02-01',
'2014-02-01', '2014-02-01'],
dtype='datetime64[ns]', name=u'Month', length=71232, freq=None)


But it is sorting only the index, how can I sort the entire dataframe according to the sorted index? Kindly help.

Answer

I think you need sort_index:

all_data = all_data.sort_index()
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