How to find all Unique String Items in a Pandas Column

28 January 2018
28 Jan 2018
1 min read

While working on some hockey analysis, I came across an interesting problem: I wanted to find all of the unique values of a certain column. While normally an easy problem by using describe(), this specific column consisted of only string variables; describe() only works for numerical variables.

After researching the problem, I came across the following method:


Where shotdf is my dataframe and Position is the column containing the string values. This will then output any unique values from the position column.

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