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pandas.Panel.first

Panel.first(offset) [source]

Convenience method for subsetting initial periods of time series data based on a date offset.

Parameters:
offset : string, DateOffset, dateutil.relativedelta
Returns:
subset : type of caller
Raises:

TypeError

If the index is not a DatetimeIndex

See also

last
Select final periods of time series based on a date offset
at_time
Select values at a particular time of the day
between_time
Select values between particular times of the day

Examples

>>> i = pd.date_range('2018-04-09', periods=4, freq='2D')
>>> ts = pd.DataFrame({'A': [1,2,3,4]}, index=i)
>>> ts
            A
2018-04-09  1
2018-04-11  2
2018-04-13  3
2018-04-15  4

Get the rows for the first 3 days:

>>> ts.first('3D')
            A
2018-04-09  1
2018-04-11  2

Notice the data for 3 first calender days were returned, not the first 3 days observed in the dataset, and therefore data for 2018-04-13 was not returned.

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