jojo12 jojo12 - 17 days ago 5
Python Question

Python : Getting the Row which has the max value in groups using groupby

I hope I can find help for my question. I am searching for a solution for the following problem:

I have a dataFrame like:

Sp Mt Value count
0 MM1 S1 a **3**
1 MM1 S1 n 2
2 MM1 S3 cb 5
3 MM2 S3 mk **8**
4 MM2 S4 bg **10**
5 MM2 S4 dgd 1
6 MM4 S2 rd 2
7 MM4 S2 cb 2
8 MM4 S2 uyi **7**


My objective is to get the result rows whose count is max between the groups, like :

0 MM1 S1 a **3**
1 3 MM2 S3 mk **8**
4 MM2 S4 bg **10**
8 MM4 S2 uyi **7**


Somebody knows how can I do it in pandas or in python?

UPDATE

I didn't give more details for my question. For my problem, I want to group by ['Sp','Mt']. Let take a second example like this :

Sp Mt Value count
4 MM2 S4 bg 10
5 MM2 S4 dgd 1
6 MM4 S2 rd 2
7 MM4 S2 cb 8
8 MM4 S2 uyi 8


For the above example, I want to get ALL the rows where count equals max in each group e.g :

MM4 S4 bg 10
MM4 S2 cb 8
MM4 S2 uyi 8

Answer
In [1]: df
Out[1]:
    Sp  Mt Value  count
0  MM1  S1     a      3
1  MM1  S1     n      2
2  MM1  S3    cb      5
3  MM2  S3    mk      8
4  MM2  S4    bg     10
5  MM2  S4   dgd      1
6  MM4  S2    rd      2
7  MM4  S2    cb      2
8  MM4  S2   uyi      7

In [2]: df.groupby(['Mt'], sort=False)['count'].max()
Out[2]:
Mt
S1     3
S3     8
S4    10
S2     7
Name: count

To get the indices of the original DF you can do:

In [3]: idx = df.groupby(['Mt'])['count'].transform(max) == df['count']

In [4]: df[idx]
Out[4]:
    Sp  Mt Value  count
0  MM1  S1     a      3
3  MM2  S3    mk      8
4  MM2  S4    bg     10
8  MM4  S2   uyi      7

Note that if you have multiple max values per group, all will be returned.

Update

On a hail mary chance that this is what the OP is requesting:

In [5]: df['count_max'] = df.groupby(['Mt'])['count'].transform(max)

In [6]: df
Out[6]:
    Sp  Mt Value  count  count_max
0  MM1  S1     a      3          3
1  MM1  S1     n      2          3
2  MM1  S3    cb      5          8
3  MM2  S3    mk      8          8
4  MM2  S4    bg     10         10
5  MM2  S4   dgd      1         10
6  MM4  S2    rd      2          7
7  MM4  S2    cb      2          7
8  MM4  S2   uyi      7          7
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