polars.DataFrame.sample#

DataFrame.sample(
n: int | Series | None = None,
*,
fraction: float | Series | None = None,
with_replacement: bool = False,
shuffle: bool = False,
seed: int | None = None,
) Self[source]#

Sample from this DataFrame.

Parameters:
n

Number of items to return. Cannot be used with fraction. Defaults to 1 if fraction is None.

fraction

Fraction of items to return. Cannot be used with n.

with_replacement

Allow values to be sampled more than once.

shuffle

If set to True, the order of the sampled rows will be shuffled. If set to False (default), the order of the returned rows will be neither stable nor fully random.

seed

Seed for the random number generator. If set to None (default), a random seed is generated for each sample operation.

Examples

>>> df = pl.DataFrame(
...     {
...         "foo": [1, 2, 3],
...         "bar": [6, 7, 8],
...         "ham": ["a", "b", "c"],
...     }
... )
>>> df.sample(n=2, seed=0)
shape: (2, 3)
┌─────┬─────┬─────┐
│ foo ┆ bar ┆ ham │
│ --- ┆ --- ┆ --- │
│ i64 ┆ i64 ┆ str │
╞═════╪═════╪═════╡
│ 3   ┆ 8   ┆ c   │
│ 2   ┆ 7   ┆ b   │
└─────┴─────┴─────┘