Taylrl Taylrl - 9 months ago 287
Python Question

iloc giving 'IndexError: single positional indexer is out-of-bounds'

I am trying to encode some information to read into a Machine Learning model using the following

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as py

Dataset = pd.read_csv('filename.csv', sep = ',')

X = Dataset.iloc[:,:-1].values
Y = Dataset.iloc[:,18].values

from sklearn.preprocessing import LabelEncoder, OneHotEncoder
labelencoder_X = LabelEncoder()
X[:, 0] = labelencoder_X.fit_transform(X[:, 0])
onehotencoder = OneHotEncoder(categorical_features = [0])
X = onehotencoder.fit_transform(X).toarray()


however I am getting an error that reads

runfile('C:/Users/name/Desktop/Machine Learning/Data preprocessing template.py', wdir='C:/Users/taylorr2/Desktop/Machine Learning')
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "<ipython-input-141-a5d1cd02c2df>", line 1, in <module>
runfile('C:/Users/name/Desktop/Machine Learning/Data preprocessing template.py', wdir='C:/Users/taylorr2/Desktop/Machine Learning')

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\spyder\utils\site\sitecustomize.py", line 866, in runfile
execfile(filename, namespace)

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\spyder\utils\site\sitecustomize.py", line 87, in execfile
exec(compile(scripttext, filename, 'exec'), glob, loc)

File "C:/Users/name/Desktop/Machine Learning/Data preprocessing template.py", line 8, in <module>
Y = Dataset.iloc[:,18].values

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\pandas\core\indexing.py", line 1310, in __getitem__
return self._getitem_tuple(key)

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\pandas\core\indexing.py", line 1560, in _getitem_tuple
self._has_valid_tuple(tup)

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\pandas\core\indexing.py", line 151, in _has_valid_tuple
if not self._has_valid_type(k, i):

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\pandas\core\indexing.py", line 1528, in _has_valid_type
return self._is_valid_integer(key, axis)

File "C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Continuum\Anaconda2\lib\site-packages\pandas\core\indexing.py", line 1542, in _is_valid_integer
raise IndexError("single positional indexer is out-of-bounds")

IndexError: single positional indexer is out-of-bounds


I read a question on here regarding the same error and have tried

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
import matplotlib.pyplot as py

Dataset = pd.read_csv('filename.csv', sep = ',')

table = Dataset.find(id='AlerId')
rows = table.find_all('tr')[1:]
data = [[cell.text for cell in row.find_all('td')] for row in rows]
Dataset1 = pd.DataFrame(data=data, columns=columns)

X = Dataset1.iloc[:,:-1].values
Y = Dataset1.iloc[:,18].values

from sklearn.preprocessing import LabelEncoder, OneHotEncoder
labelencoder_X = LabelEncoder()
X[:, 0] = labelencoder_X.fit_transform(X[:, 0])
onehotencoder = OneHotEncoder(categorical_features = [0])
X = onehotencoder.fit_transform(X).toarray()


However I think this might have just confused me more and now am in even more of a state.

Any suggestions?

Answer Source

This error is caused by:

Y = Dataset.iloc[:,18].values

Indexing is out of bounds here most probably because there are less than 19 columns in your Dataset, so column 18 does not exist. The following code you provided doesn't use Y at all, so you can just comment out this line for now.