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to_sparse and assign is giving the wrong results. #19163

Bharathsh36 opened this Issue Jan 10, 2018 · 2 comments


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Bharathsh36 commented Jan 10, 2018

Coming from SO, when a boolean scalar is assigned to a new column using assign, it is leading to wrong results. Why is that so?

df = pd.DataFrame({"a":[1,2,3]}).to_sparse(fill_value=False)

   a  newcol
0  1     0.0
1  2     0.0
2  3     0.0

This works as expected if the dataframe is dense i.e


   a  newcol
0  1   False
1  2   False
2  3   False

Is this a bug or is this a genuine thing that's happening?


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jreback commented Jan 10, 2018

xref to #18924

This is quite tricky actually; you are starting with a SparseDataFrame which has some special properties; .assign() should convert this to a DataFrame.

So this is currently not supported.

cc @hexgnu

@jreback jreback added this to the Next Major Release milestone Jan 10, 2018


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hexgnu commented Jan 11, 2018

Just put together a quick bug fix for this.

@jreback jreback modified the milestones: Next Major Release, 0.23.0 Jan 12, 2018

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