# How to compute the variance of a DataFrame with Pandas using Python

• 1 minThe variance is another one of the most important tool of a Data Scientist.

With the DataFrame.var() method, you can compute the variance of the entire DataFrame or of a specific column.

## Here is the code

```
# To use dataframes
import pandas as pd
# We create a sample dataframe
df = pd.DataFrame({"col1" : [2, 1, 4, 2, 0]})
# We compute and show the variance of a specific dataframe column
print(df["col1"].var())
# We compute and show the variance of the entire dataframe
print(df.var())
```

Here you are! You now know how to compute the variance of a DataFrame with Pandas using Python.

# More on DataFrames

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