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Python Regex: The 5 Exclusive Examples

 Regular expressions (regex) are powerful tools for pattern matching and text manipulation in Python. Here are five Python regex examples with explanations: 01 Matching a Simple Pattern import re text = "Hello, World!" pattern = r"Hello" result =, text) if result:     print("Pattern found:", Output: Output: Pattern found: Hello This example searches for the pattern "Hello" in the text and prints it when found. 02 Matching Multiple Patterns import re text = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." patterns = [r"fox", r"dog"] for pattern in patterns:     if, text):         print(f"Pattern '{pattern}' found.") Output: Pattern 'fox' found. Pattern 'dog' found. It searches for both "fox" and "dog" patterns in the text and prints when they are found. 03 Matching Any Digit   import re text = "The price of the

How to Fill Nulls in Pandas: bfill and ffill

In Pandas, bfill and ffill are two important methods used for filling missing values in a DataFrame or Series by propagating the previous (forward fill) or next (backward fill) valid values respectively. These methods are particularly useful when dealing with time series data or other ordered data where missing values need to be filled based on the available adjacent values. ffill (forward fill): When you use the ffill method on a DataFrame or Series, it fills missing values with the previous non-null value in the same column. It propagates the last known value forward. This method is often used to carry forward the last observed value for a specific column, making it a good choice for time series data when the assumption is that the value doesn't change abruptly. Example: import pandas as pd data = {'A': [1, 2, None, 4, None, 6],         'B': [None, 'X', 'Y', None, 'Z', 'W']} df = pd.DataFrame(data) print(df) # Output: #      A     B