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# How to calculate mean in Pandas

Here’s how to calculate mean in Pandas. ## How to calculate mean in Pandas

To calculate a mean in Pandas just use a mean method which Pandas is offering to you. By default, it calculates the mean of all the columns in a dataframe, excluding missing values (represented as NaN in Pandas).

```import pandas as pd

my_df = pd.DataFrame({"my_column1": [9, 2, 3, 5],
"my_column2": [3, 7, 6, 4],
"my_column3": [4, 8, 8, 8]})

print(f'The mean of columns:\n{my_df.mean()}')

```
```The mean of columns:
my_column1    4.75
my_column2    5.00
my_column3    7.00
dtype: float64

```

You can also use the mean method to calculate the mean of a specific column by passing the name of the column as an argument. For example:

```import pandas as pd

my_df = pd.DataFrame({"my_column1": [9, 2, 3, 5],
"my_column2": [3, 7, 6, 4],
"my_column3": [4, 8, 8, 8]})

print(f'The mean of my_column1 column:\n{my_df['my_column1'].mean()}')

```

If there are missing values (represented as NaN) in the data, the mean calculation will exclude them by default. However, you can include them in the calculation by passing the argument skipna=False.

For more details see the documentation of mean function.

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