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False negative on SettingWithCopyWarning #9767

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adamklein opened this issue Mar 31, 2015 · 2 comments

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commented Mar 31, 2015

This is pandas 0.15.2

In [1]: from pandas import *

In [2]: df = DataFrame({"A" : [1,2,3,4,5], "B": [3.1, 4, 5, 6, 7]})

In [3]: df[["A", "B"]]["A"] = 5  # no warning - bug?!

In [4]: df
Out[4]:
A    B
0  1  3.1
1  2  4.0
2  3  5.0
3  4  6.0
4  5  7.0

In [5]: df[["A"]]["A"] = 5
C:\Anaconda\Scripts\ipython-script.py:1: SettingWithCopyWarning:
A value is trying to be set on a copy of a slice from a DataFrame.
Try using .loc[row_indexer,col_indexer] = value instead

See the the caveats in the documentation: http://pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/stable/indexing.html#indexing-view-versus-copy
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commented Apr 1, 2015

Confirmed with master

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commented Apr 2, 2015

hmm, at least False Positives are over.

@jreback jreback added this to the Next Major Release milestone Apr 2, 2015
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