Advanced Designer Learning Path is now live! Read More

Transpose columns into rows

Level 2
Transpose columns into rows

Dear dataiku community,

question from a non-developer: there is a processor to transform rows into columns. The thing is that I would like to do the opposite, as openrefine allows to do it. I have not found a processsor that fit that need.

Best,

F. Clavert

0 Kudos
3 Replies
Neuron
Neuron

@fclavert , I will admit that I don't know of a simple way to do this with a visual recipe (though one may exist). While you wait for others to respond here is a very simple python recipe that should give you what you are after. 

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import dataiku

# Read recipe inputs
input_dataset = dataiku.Dataset("input_dataset")
input_dataset_df = input_dataset.get_dataframe()

# Write recipe outputs
transposed = dataiku.Dataset("transposed")
transposed.write_with_schema(input_dataset_df.transpose())

Here, "input_dataset" should be changed to match the name of your actual dataset. You might want to try with a small-ish dataset before throwing a large dataset at it.

 

Level 2
Author

Thanks a lot. I will try. I think I nevertheless found a visual recipe that could work (pivot). I will try and, if I succeed, will come back here.

Best.

0 Kudos
Neuron
Neuron

@fclavert so first off, I feel like a complete dolt. Not having used the Transpose recipe I jumped straight to finding a solution. It just dawned on me that transpose rows to columns should be the same as columns to row. (transpose means to make rows columns and vice-versa) 

Using the Transpose calculation is not particularly intuitive (at least to me). But I found the following would allow me to transpose my data.

1. Use the "Transpose Rows into Columns" but Specify a NONEXISTENT column (something like fake_column). That gives me a warning but will make all the columns rows and vice versa.

2. Delete and rename columns as you see fit.

 

-Tim

 

 

 

0 Kudos
A banner prompting to get Dataiku DSS