Create random.randint with condition in a group by?

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I have a column called: "cars" and want to create another called "persons" using random.randint() which i have:


This is so i can put the number of persons who use these but i'd like to know how to put a condition so in the 'suv' category will be generated only numbers from 4 to 9 for example.

cars | persons
suv     4
sedan   2
truck   2         
suv     1      
suv     5
作者: J_p 的来源 发布者: 2017 年 12 月 27 日

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You can create an index for your series, where matching rows have True, and everything else has False. You can then assign to the rows matching that index using loc[] to select the rows; you then generate just the number of values for those selected rows:

m = dat['cars'] == 'suv'
dat.loc[m, 'persons'] = np.random.randint(4, 9, m.sum())

You could also use apply on the cars series to create the new column, creating a new random value in each call:

dat['persons'] =
    lambda c: random.randint(4, 9) if c == 'suv' else random.randint(1, 5))

But this has to make a separate function call for each row. Using a mask will be more efficient.

作者: Martijn Pieters 发布者: 27.12.2017 05:12


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There may be a way to do this with something like a groupby that's more clever than I am, but my approach would be to build a function and apply it to your cars column. This is pretty flexible - it will be easy to build in more complicated logic if you want something different for each car:

def get_persons(car):
    if car == 'suv':
        return np.random.randint(4, 9)
        return np.random.randint(1, 5)
dat['persons'] = dat['cars'].apply(get_persons)

or in a more slick, but less flexible way:

dat['persons'] = dat['cars'].apply(lambda car: np.random.randint(4, 9) if car == 'suv' else np.random.randint(1, 5))
作者: Jacob H 发布者: 27.12.2017 05:12


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Option 1
So, you're generating random numbers between 1 and 5, whereas numbers in the SUV category should be between 4 and 9. That just means you can generate a random number, and then add 4 to all random numbers belonging to the SUV category?

df = df.assign(persons=np.random.randint(1,5, len(df)))
df.loc[ == 'suv', 'persons'] += 4


    cars  persons
0    suv        7
1  sedan        3
2  truck        1
3    suv        8
4    suv        8

Option 2
Another alternative would be using np.where -

df.persons = np.where( == 'suv', 
                      np.random.randint(5, 9, len(df)), 
                      np.random.randint(1, 5, len(df)))

    cars  persons
0    suv        8
1  sedan        1
2  truck        2
3    suv        5
4    suv        6
作者: cs95 发布者: 27.12.2017 05:54