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pandas.api.types.is_string_dtype

pandas.api.types.is_string_dtype(arr_or_dtype) [source]

Check whether the provided array or dtype is of the string dtype.

Parameters:

arr_or_dtype : array-like

The array or dtype to check.

Returns:
boolean : Whether or not the array or dtype is of the string dtype.

Examples

>>> is_string_dtype(str)
True
>>> is_string_dtype(object)
True
>>> is_string_dtype(int)
False
>>>
>>> is_string_dtype(np.array(['a', 'b']))
True
>>> is_string_dtype(pd.Series([1, 2]))
False

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