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pandas.Series.cummax

Series.cummax(axis=None, skipna=True, *args, **kwargs) [source]

Return cumulative maximum over a DataFrame or Series axis.

Returns a DataFrame or Series of the same size containing the cumulative maximum.

Parameters:

axis : {0 or ‘index’, 1 or ‘columns’}, default 0

The index or the name of the axis. 0 is equivalent to None or ‘index’.

skipna : boolean, default True

Exclude NA/null values. If an entire row/column is NA, the result will be NA.

*args, **kwargs :

Additional keywords have no effect but might be accepted for compatibility with NumPy.

Returns:
cummax : scalar or Series

See also

pandas.core.window.Expanding.max
Similar functionality but ignores NaN values.
Series.max
Return the maximum over Series axis.
Series.cummax
Return cumulative maximum over Series axis.
Series.cummin
Return cumulative minimum over Series axis.
Series.cumsum
Return cumulative sum over Series axis.
Series.cumprod
Return cumulative product over Series axis.

Examples

Series

>>> s = pd.Series([2, np.nan, 5, -1, 0])
>>> s
0    2.0
1    NaN
2    5.0
3   -1.0
4    0.0
dtype: float64

By default, NA values are ignored.

>>> s.cummax()
0    2.0
1    NaN
2    5.0
3    5.0
4    5.0
dtype: float64

To include NA values in the operation, use skipna=False

>>> s.cummax(skipna=False)
0    2.0
1    NaN
2    NaN
3    NaN
4    NaN
dtype: float64

DataFrame

>>> df = pd.DataFrame([[2.0, 1.0],
...                    [3.0, np.nan],
...                    [1.0, 0.0]],
...                    columns=list('AB'))
>>> df
     A    B
0  2.0  1.0
1  3.0  NaN
2  1.0  0.0

By default, iterates over rows and finds the maximum in each column. This is equivalent to axis=None or axis='index'.

>>> df.cummax()
     A    B
0  2.0  1.0
1  3.0  NaN
2  3.0  1.0

To iterate over columns and find the maximum in each row, use axis=1

>>> df.cummax(axis=1)
     A    B
0  2.0  2.0
1  3.0  NaN
2  1.0  1.0

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