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Normalize columns of pandas data frame

one easy way by using Pandas: (here I want to use mean normalization)


to use min-max normalization:


Edit: To address some concerns, need to say that Pandas automatically applies colomn-wise function in the code above.

You can use the package sklearn and its associated preprocessing utilities to normalize the data.

import pandas as pdfrom sklearn import preprocessingx = df.values #returns a numpy arraymin_max_scaler = preprocessing.MinMaxScaler()x_scaled = min_max_scaler.fit_transform(x)df = pd.DataFrame(x_scaled)

For more information look at the scikit-learn documentation on preprocessing data: scaling features to a range.

Based on this post:

You can do the following:

def normalize(df):    result = df.copy()    for feature_name in df.columns:        max_value = df[feature_name].max()        min_value = df[feature_name].min()        result[feature_name] = (df[feature_name] - min_value) / (max_value - min_value)    return result

You don't need to stay worrying about whether your values are negative or positive. And the values should be nicely spread out between 0 and 1.