better way to drop nan rows in pandas

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On my own I found a way to drop nan rows from a pandas dataframe. Given a dataframe dat with column x which contains nan values,is there a more elegant way to do drop each row of dat which has a nan value in the x column?

dat = dat[np.logical_not(np.isnan(dat.x))]
dat = dat.reset_index(drop=True)

Use dropna:


You can pass param how to drop if all labels are nan or any of the labels are nan

dat.dropna(how='any')    #to drop if any value in the row has a nan
dat.dropna(how='all')    #to drop if all values in the row are nan

Hope that answers your question!

Edit 1:
In case you want to drop rows containing nan values only from particular column(s), as suggested by J. Doe in his answer below, you can use the following:

dat.dropna(subset=[col_list])  # col_list is a list of column names to consider for nan values.

To expand Hitesh’s answer if you want to drop rows where ‘x’ specifically is nan, you can use the subset parameter. His answer will drop rows where other columns have nans as well


Just in case commands in previous answers doesn’t work,
Try this:
dat.dropna(subset=['x'], inplace = True)


To remove rows based on Nan value of particular column:

d= pd.DataFrame([[2,3],[4,None]])   #creating data frame
    0   1
0   2   3.0
1   4   NaN
d = d[np.isfinite(d[1])]  #Select rows where value of 1st column is not nan

    0   1
0   2   3.0

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