vDataFrame

In [ ]:
vDataFrame(input_relation: str,
           usecols: list = [],
           schema: str = "",
           sql: str = "",
           empty: bool = False)

The vDataFrame is a Python object that allows you to prepare and explore your data without modifying it. When you make "changes" to your data, the vDataFrame records your modifications as SQL queries and sends them to your Vertica database which then aggregates and returns the final result. For each column of the relation, the vDataFrame creates a virtual column (vColumn) that stores the column's alias and all user modifications to the column.



Parameters

Name Type Optional Description
input_relation
str
Relation (view, table, or temporary table) used to create the object. To get a specific schema relation, this value must specify both the relation and schema: 'schema.relation' or '"schema"."relation"'. Alternatively, you can use the 'schema' parameter, in which case the input_relation must exclude the schema name.
usecols
list
List of columns to use to create the object. Specifying fewer columns speeds up object creation.
schema
str
The schema of the relation. Specifying a schema allows you to specify a table within a particular schema, or a schema and relation name that contain period '.' characters. If specified, the input_relation parameter must exclude the schema.
sql
str
A SQL query from which to create the vDataFrame. If specified, the parameter 'input_relation' must be empty.
empty
bool
If True, this function creates an empty vDataFrame. You can use this to create a custom vDataFrame, bypassing initialization checks.

Attributes

Name Type Description
_VERTICAPY_VARIABLES_
dict
Dictionary containing all the vDataFrame attributes.
  • allcols_ind, int : Int to use to optimize the SQL code generation.
  • columns, list : List of vColumn names.
  • count, int : Number of elements of the vDataFrame (catalog).
  • exclude_columns, list : Columns to exclude from the final relation.
  • history, list : vDataFrame history (user modifications).
  • input_relation, str : Name of the vDataFrame.
  • main_relation, str : Relation to use to build the vDataFrame (first floor).
  • order_by, dict : Dictionary of all the rules to sort the vDataFrame.
  • saving, list : List to use to reconstruct the vDataFrame.
  • schema, str : Schema of the input relation.
  • where, list : List of all the rules with which to filter the vDataFrame.
vcolumns
vcolumn
Each vColumn of the vDataFrame is accessible by specifying its name between brackets. For example to access to "myVC", you can write vDataFrame["myVC"].

Example

This example demonstrates how to create a vDataFrame from a sample dataset. Start by loading the 'titanic' dataset:

In [9]:
from verticapy.datasets import load_titanic
titanic = load_titanic(name = "titanic", schema = "public")

We can then create a vDataFrame from the dataset in the following ways:

In [5]:
from verticapy import vDataFrame

# Creating vDataFrame using the schema and the relation name
# in the 'input_relation' parameter
vDataFrame(input_relation = '"public"."titanic"')
Out[5]:
123
pclass
Int
123
survived
Int
Abc
Varchar(164)
Abc
sex
Varchar(20)
123
age
Numeric(6,3)
123
sibsp
Int
123
parch
Int
Abc
ticket
Varchar(36)
123
fare
Numeric(10,5)
Abc
cabin
Varchar(30)
Abc
embarked
Varchar(20)
Abc
boat
Varchar(100)
123
body
Int
Abc
home.dest
Varchar(100)
110female2.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null][null]Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
210male30.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null]135Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
310female25.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null][null]Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
410male39.0001120500.0A36S[null][null]Belfast, NI
510male71.000PC 1760949.5042[null]C[null]22Montevideo, Uruguay
610male47.010PC 17757227.525C62 C64C[null]124New York, NY
710male[null]00PC 1731825.925[null]S[null][null]New York, NY
810male24.001PC 17558247.5208B58 B60C[null][null]Montreal, PQ
910male36.0001305075.2417C6CA[null]Winnipeg, MN
1010male25.0001390526.0[null]C[null]148San Francisco, CA
1110male45.00011378435.5TS[null][null]Trenton, NJ
1210male42.00011048926.55D22S[null][null]London / Winnipeg, MB
1310male41.00011305430.5A21S[null][null]Pomeroy, WA
1410male48.000PC 1759150.4958B10C[null]208Omaha, NE
1510male[null]0011237939.6[null]C[null][null]Philadelphia, PA
1610male45.00011305026.55B38S[null][null]Washington, DC
1710male[null]0011379831.0[null]S[null][null][null]
1810male33.0006955.0B51 B53 B55S[null][null]New York, NY
1910male28.00011305947.1[null]S[null][null]Montevideo, Uruguay
2010male17.00011305947.1[null]S[null][null]Montevideo, Uruguay
2110male49.0001992426.0[null]S[null][null]Ascot, Berkshire / Rochester, NY
2210male36.0101987778.85C46S[null]172Little Onn Hall, Staffs
2310male46.010W.E.P. 573461.175E31S[null][null]Amenia, ND
2410male[null]001120510.0[null]S[null][null]Liverpool, England / Belfast
2510male27.01013508136.7792C89C[null][null]Los Angeles, CA
2610male[null]0011046552.0A14S[null][null]Stoughton, MA
2710male47.000572725.5875E58S[null][null]Victoria, BC
2810male37.011PC 1775683.1583E52C[null][null]Lakewood, NJ
2910male[null]0011379126.55[null]S[null][null]Roachdale, IN
3010male70.011WE/P 573571.0B22S[null]269Milwaukee, WI
3110male39.010PC 1759971.2833C85C[null][null]New York, NY
3210male31.010F.C. 1275052.0B71S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
3310male50.010PC 17761106.425C86C[null]62Deephaven, MN / Cedar Rapids, IA
3410male39.000PC 1758029.7A18C[null]133Philadelphia, PA
3510female36.000PC 1753131.6792A29C[null][null]New York, NY
3610male[null]00PC 17483221.7792C95S[null][null][null]
3710male30.00011305127.75C111C[null][null]New York, NY
3810male19.03219950263.0C23 C25 C27S[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
3910male64.01419950263.0C23 C25 C27S[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
4010male[null]0011377826.55D34S[null][null]Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
4110male[null]001120580.0B102S[null][null][null]
4210male37.01011380353.1C123S[null][null]Scituate, MA
4310male47.00011132038.5E63S[null]275St Anne's-on-Sea, Lancashire
4410male24.000PC 1759379.2B86C[null][null][null]
4510male71.000PC 1775434.6542A5C[null][null]New York, NY
4610male38.001PC 17582153.4625C91S[null]147Winnipeg, MB
4710male46.000PC 1759379.2B82 B84C[null][null]New York, NY
4810male[null]0011379642.4[null]S[null][null][null]
4910male45.0103697383.475C83S[null][null]New York, NY
5010male40.0001120590.0B94S[null]110[null]
5110male55.0111274993.5B69S[null]307Montreal, PQ
5210male42.00011303842.5B11S[null][null]London / Middlesex
5310male[null]001746351.8625E46S[null][null]Brighton, MA
5410male55.00068050.0C39S[null][null]London / Birmingham
5510male42.01011378952.0[null]S[null]38New York, NY
5610male[null]00PC 1760030.6958[null]C14[null]New York, NY
5710female50.000PC 1759528.7125C49C[null][null]Paris, France New York, NY
5810male46.00069426.0[null]S[null]80Bennington, VT
5910male50.00011304426.0E60S[null][null]London
6010male32.500113503211.5C132C[null]45[null]
6110male58.0001177129.7B37C[null]258Buffalo, NY
6210male41.0101746451.8625D21S[null][null]Southington / Noank, CT
6310male[null]0011302826.55C124S[null][null]Portland, OR
6410male[null]00PC 1761227.7208[null]C[null][null]Chicago, IL
6510male29.00011350130.0D6S[null]126Springfield, MA
6610male30.00011380145.5[null]S[null][null]London / New York, NY
6710male30.00011046926.0C106S[null][null]Brockton, MA
6810male19.01011377353.1D30S[null][null]New York, NY
6910male46.0001305075.2417C6C[null]292Vancouver, BC
7010male54.0001746351.8625E46S[null]175Dorchester, MA
7110male28.010PC 1760482.1708[null]C[null][null]New York, NY
7210male65.0001350926.55E38S[null]249East Bridgewater, MA
7310male44.0201992890.0C78Q[null]230Fond du Lac, WI
7410male55.00011378730.5C30S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
7510male47.00011379642.4[null]S[null][null]Washington, DC
7610male37.001PC 1759629.7C118C[null][null]Brooklyn, NY
7710male58.00235273113.275D48C[null]122Lexington, MA
7810male64.00069326.0[null]S[null]263Isle of Wight, England
7910male65.00111350961.9792B30C[null]234Providence, RI
8010male28.500PC 1756227.7208D43C[null]189?Havana, Cuba
8110male[null]001120520.0[null]S[null][null]Belfast
8210male45.50011304328.5C124S[null]166Surbiton Hill, Surrey
8310male23.0001274993.5B24S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
8410male29.01011377666.6C2S[null][null]Isleworth, England
8510male18.010PC 17758108.9C65C[null][null]Madrid, Spain
8610male47.00011046552.0C110S[null]207Worcester, MA
8710male38.000199720.0[null]S[null][null]Rotterdam, Netherlands
8810male22.000PC 17760135.6333[null]C[null]232[null]
8910male[null]00PC 17757227.525[null]C[null][null][null]
9010male31.000PC 1759050.4958A24S[null][null]Trenton, NJ
9110male[null]0011376750.0A32S[null][null]Seattle, WA
9210male36.0001304940.125A10C[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
9310male55.010PC 1760359.4[null]C[null][null]New York, NY
9410male33.00011379026.55[null]S[null]109London
9510male61.013PC 17608262.375B57 B59 B63 B66C[null][null]Haverford, PA / Cooperstown, NY
9610male50.0101350755.9E44S[null][null]Duluth, MN
9710male56.00011379226.55[null]S[null][null]New York, NY
9810male56.0001776430.6958A7C[null][null]St James, Long Island, NY
9910male24.0101369560.0C31S[null][null]Huntington, WV
10010male[null]0011305626.0A19S[null][null]Streatham, Surrey
Rows: 1-100 | Columns: 14
In [6]:
# Creating vDataFrame using the schema and the relation name
vDataFrame(input_relation = 'titanic', schema = 'public')
Out[6]:
123
pclass
Int
123
survived
Int
Abc
Varchar(164)
Abc
sex
Varchar(20)
123
age
Numeric(6,3)
123
sibsp
Int
123
parch
Int
Abc
ticket
Varchar(36)
123
fare
Numeric(10,5)
Abc
cabin
Varchar(30)
Abc
embarked
Varchar(20)
Abc
boat
Varchar(100)
123
body
Int
Abc
home.dest
Varchar(100)
110female2.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null][null]Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
210male30.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null]135Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
310female25.012113781151.55C22 C26S[null][null]Montreal, PQ / Chesterville, ON
410male39.0001120500.0A36S[null][null]Belfast, NI
510male71.000PC 1760949.5042[null]C[null]22Montevideo, Uruguay
610male47.010PC 17757227.525C62 C64C[null]124New York, NY
710male[null]00PC 1731825.925[null]S[null][null]New York, NY
810male24.001PC 17558247.5208B58 B60C[null][null]Montreal, PQ
910male36.0001305075.2417C6CA[null]Winnipeg, MN
1010male25.0001390526.0[null]C[null]148San Francisco, CA
1110male45.00011378435.5TS[null][null]Trenton, NJ
1210male42.00011048926.55D22S[null][null]London / Winnipeg, MB
1310male41.00011305430.5A21S[null][null]Pomeroy, WA
1410male48.000PC 1759150.4958B10C[null]208Omaha, NE
1510male[null]0011237939.6[null]C[null][null]Philadelphia, PA
1610male45.00011305026.55B38S[null][null]Washington, DC
1710male[null]0011379831.0[null]S[null][null][null]
1810male33.0006955.0B51 B53 B55S[null][null]New York, NY
1910male28.00011305947.1[null]S[null][null]Montevideo, Uruguay
2010male17.00011305947.1[null]S[null][null]Montevideo, Uruguay
2110male49.0001992426.0[null]S[null][null]Ascot, Berkshire / Rochester, NY
2210male36.0101987778.85C46S[null]172Little Onn Hall, Staffs
2310male46.010W.E.P. 573461.175E31S[null][null]Amenia, ND
2410male[null]001120510.0[null]S[null][null]Liverpool, England / Belfast
2510male27.01013508136.7792C89C[null][null]Los Angeles, CA
2610male[null]0011046552.0A14S[null][null]Stoughton, MA
2710male47.000572725.5875E58S[null][null]Victoria, BC
2810male37.011PC 1775683.1583E52C[null][null]Lakewood, NJ
2910male[null]0011379126.55[null]S[null][null]Roachdale, IN
3010male70.011WE/P 573571.0B22S[null]269Milwaukee, WI
3110male39.010PC 1759971.2833C85C[null][null]New York, NY
3210male31.010F.C. 1275052.0B71S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
3310male50.010PC 17761106.425C86C[null]62Deephaven, MN / Cedar Rapids, IA
3410male39.000PC 1758029.7A18C[null]133Philadelphia, PA
3510female36.000PC 1753131.6792A29C[null][null]New York, NY
3610male[null]00PC 17483221.7792C95S[null][null][null]
3710male30.00011305127.75C111C[null][null]New York, NY
3810male19.03219950263.0C23 C25 C27S[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
3910male64.01419950263.0C23 C25 C27S[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
4010male[null]0011377826.55D34S[null][null]Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
4110male[null]001120580.0B102S[null][null][null]
4210male37.01011380353.1C123S[null][null]Scituate, MA
4310male47.00011132038.5E63S[null]275St Anne's-on-Sea, Lancashire
4410male24.000PC 1759379.2B86C[null][null][null]
4510male71.000PC 1775434.6542A5C[null][null]New York, NY
4610male38.001PC 17582153.4625C91S[null]147Winnipeg, MB
4710male46.000PC 1759379.2B82 B84C[null][null]New York, NY
4810male[null]0011379642.4[null]S[null][null][null]
4910male45.0103697383.475C83S[null][null]New York, NY
5010male40.0001120590.0B94S[null]110[null]
5110male55.0111274993.5B69S[null]307Montreal, PQ
5210male42.00011303842.5B11S[null][null]London / Middlesex
5310male[null]001746351.8625E46S[null][null]Brighton, MA
5410male55.00068050.0C39S[null][null]London / Birmingham
5510male42.01011378952.0[null]S[null]38New York, NY
5610male[null]00PC 1760030.6958[null]C14[null]New York, NY
5710female50.000PC 1759528.7125C49C[null][null]Paris, France New York, NY
5810male46.00069426.0[null]S[null]80Bennington, VT
5910male50.00011304426.0E60S[null][null]London
6010male32.500113503211.5C132C[null]45[null]
6110male58.0001177129.7B37C[null]258Buffalo, NY
6210male41.0101746451.8625D21S[null][null]Southington / Noank, CT
6310male[null]0011302826.55C124S[null][null]Portland, OR
6410male[null]00PC 1761227.7208[null]C[null][null]Chicago, IL
6510male29.00011350130.0D6S[null]126Springfield, MA
6610male30.00011380145.5[null]S[null][null]London / New York, NY
6710male30.00011046926.0C106S[null][null]Brockton, MA
6810male19.01011377353.1D30S[null][null]New York, NY
6910male46.0001305075.2417C6C[null]292Vancouver, BC
7010male54.0001746351.8625E46S[null]175Dorchester, MA
7110male28.010PC 1760482.1708[null]C[null][null]New York, NY
7210male65.0001350926.55E38S[null]249East Bridgewater, MA
7310male44.0201992890.0C78Q[null]230Fond du Lac, WI
7410male55.00011378730.5C30S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
7510male47.00011379642.4[null]S[null][null]Washington, DC
7610male37.001PC 1759629.7C118C[null][null]Brooklyn, NY
7710male58.00235273113.275D48C[null]122Lexington, MA
7810male64.00069326.0[null]S[null]263Isle of Wight, England
7910male65.00111350961.9792B30C[null]234Providence, RI
8010male28.500PC 1756227.7208D43C[null]189?Havana, Cuba
8110male[null]001120520.0[null]S[null][null]Belfast
8210male45.50011304328.5C124S[null]166Surbiton Hill, Surrey
8310male23.0001274993.5B24S[null][null]Montreal, PQ
8410male29.01011377666.6C2S[null][null]Isleworth, England
8510male18.010PC 17758108.9C65C[null][null]Madrid, Spain
8610male47.00011046552.0C110S[null]207Worcester, MA
8710male38.000199720.0[null]S[null][null]Rotterdam, Netherlands
8810male22.000PC 17760135.6333[null]C[null]232[null]
8910male[null]00PC 17757227.525[null]C[null][null][null]
9010male31.000PC 1759050.4958A24S[null][null]Trenton, NJ
9110male[null]0011376750.0A32S[null][null]Seattle, WA
9210male36.0001304940.125A10C[null][null]Winnipeg, MB
9310male55.010PC 1760359.4[null]C[null][null]New York, NY
9410male33.00011379026.55[null]S[null]109London
9510male61.013PC 17608262.375B57 B59 B63 B66C[null][null]Haverford, PA / Cooperstown, NY
9610male50.0101350755.9E44S[null][null]Duluth, MN
9710male56.00011379226.55[null]S[null][null]New York, NY
9810male56.0001776430.6958A7C[null][null]St James, Long Island, NY
9910male24.0101369560.0C31S[null][null]Huntington, WV
10010male[null]0011305626.0A19S[null][null]Streatham, Surrey
Rows: 1-100 | Columns: 14
In [7]:
# Creating vDataFrame using only the input vcolumns
vDataFrame(input_relation = 'titanic', schema = 'public', usecols = ["age", "survived"])
Out[7]:
123
survived
Int
123
age
Numeric(6,3)
102.0
2030.0
3025.0
4039.0
5071.0
6047.0
70[null]
8024.0
9036.0
10025.0
11045.0
12042.0
13041.0
14048.0
150[null]
16045.0
170[null]
18033.0
19028.0
20017.0
21049.0
22036.0
23046.0
240[null]
25027.0
260[null]
27047.0
28037.0
290[null]
30070.0
31039.0
32031.0
33050.0
34039.0
35036.0
360[null]
37030.0
38019.0
39064.0
400[null]
410[null]
42037.0
43047.0
44024.0
45071.0
46038.0
47046.0
480[null]
49045.0
50040.0
51055.0
52042.0
530[null]
54055.0
55042.0
560[null]
57050.0
58046.0
59050.0
60032.5
61058.0
62041.0
630[null]
640[null]
65029.0
66030.0
67030.0
68019.0
69046.0
70054.0
71028.0
72065.0
73044.0
74055.0
75047.0
76037.0
77058.0
78064.0
79065.0
80028.5
810[null]
82045.5
83023.0
84029.0
85018.0
86047.0
87038.0
88022.0
890[null]
90031.0
910[null]
92036.0
93055.0
94033.0
95061.0
96050.0
97056.0
98056.0
99024.0
1000[null]
Rows: 1-100 | Columns: 2
In [8]:
# Creating a vDataFrame using a SQL query
vDataFrame(sql = "SELECT age, fare FROM public.titanic;")
Out[8]: