How to Create Pandas Dataframe from Numpy Array

Scatterplot of Datafrae columns

Pandas is a library for data analysis in Python. It offers a wide range of features, including working with missing data, handling time series data, and reading and writing data in different formats. Pandas also provides an efficient way to manipulate and calculate data. One of its key features is the Pandas DataFrame, which is a two-dimensional array with labeled rows and columns. A DataFrame is a table-like structure that contains columns and rows of data. Creating a Pandas DataFrame from a NumPy array is simple. In this post, you will get a code sample for creating a Pandas Dataframe using a Numpy array with Python programming.

Step 1: Load the Python Packages

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

Step 2: Create a Numpy array

arr = np.array([[4, 7], [15,18], 
                [18,21], [13,19], 
                [10,15], [7,12], 
                [4,6], [5,9], [8,10], [9,14], [13,15], [11,12], [12,17]])

This is how the array would look like:

array([[ 4,  7],
       [15, 18],
       [18, 21],
       [13, 19],
       [10, 15],
       [ 7, 12],
       [ 4,  6],
       [ 5,  9],
       [ 8, 10],
       [ 9, 14],
       [13, 15],
       [11, 12],
       [12, 17]])

Step 3: Create a Transpose of Numpy Array

Transposing a numpy array simply means that the axes have been switched. The shape of the array is still the same, just the orientation has changed. To transpose a numpy array, you use the transpose() method. For example, if you have an array named “arr”, you can transpose it by typing “arr.transpose()”. Transposing a 2-dimensional array will switch the rows and columns.

arr_tp = arr.transpose()

This is how the transpose would look like:

array([[ 4, 15, 18, 13, 10,  7,  4,  5,  8,  9, 13, 11, 12],
       [ 7, 18, 21, 19, 15, 12,  6,  9, 10, 14, 15, 12, 17]])

Step 4: Create a Pandas Dataframe

df = pd.DataFrame({'col1': arr_tp[0], 'col2': arr_tp[1]})

Print the data using head command such as df.head(). This is how the data frame would look like:

      col1	col2
0	4	7
1	15	18
2	18	21
3	13	19
4	10	15

In case, you would like to quickly plot the data and look for relationship, here are the command using seaborn package:

import seaborn as sns
sns.scatterplot(x=df['col1'], y=df['col2'])

The above would print the following plot:

Seaborn Scatterplot
Fig 1: Scatterplot representing the relationship between col1 and col2

Creating Pandas Dataframe from IRIS Dataset

Based on the steps described in the blog post, the code below represents how could you create dataframe from the array data. The dataset is IRIS dataset. Note that the column and row labels are specified when creating the DataFrame, which can be helpful for referencing specific data later on.

import pandas as pd
from sklearn import datasets
# Load the IRIS dataset
iris = datasets.load_iris()
# Transpose of numpy array
iris_tp =
# Creating dataframe from transposed array
df = pd.DataFrame({"sepal_length":iris_tp[0], 
# Adding target or class
df["class"] =
# Print and check

The following dataframe gets printed.

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