How to get a random sample of rows of a DataFrame with Pandas using Python

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You might want to draw a random sample of your DataFrame to check wether your DataFrame is correct.

The DataFrame.sample() is the method that you will need to draw random samples from your DataFrame.

The only argument that this method really needs is the sample size you want.

By default, it is 1.

Here is the code

# To work with dataframes
import pandas as pd

# We create a sample dataframe
df = pd.DataFrame({"col1" : [0, 10, 3, 11, 3, 12],
                   "col2" : [1, 2, 2, 12, 2, 12]})

# We print the dataframe

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