# turicreate.SFrame.unstack¶

SFrame.unstack(self, column_names, new_column_name=None)

Concatenate values from one or two columns into one column, grouping by all other columns. The resulting column could be of type list, array or dictionary. If column_names is a numeric column, the result will be of array.array type. If column_names is a non-numeric column, the new column will be of list type. If column_names is a list of two columns, the new column will be of dict type where the keys are taken from the first column in the list.

Parameters: column_names : str | [str, str] The column(s) that is(are) to be concatenated. If str, then collapsed column type is either array or list. If [str, str], then collapsed column type is dict new_column_name : str, optional New column name. If not given, a name is generated automatically. out : SFrame A new SFrame containing the grouped columns as well as the new column.

stack
The inverse of unstack.
groupby
unstack is a special version of groupby that uses the CONCAT aggregator

Notes

• There is no guarantee the resulting SFrame maintains the same order as the original SFrame.
• Missing values are maintained during unstack.
• When unstacking into a dictionary, if there is more than one instance of a given key for a particular group, an arbitrary value is selected.

Examples

>>> sf = turicreate.SFrame({'count':[4, 2, 1, 1, 2, None],
...                       'topic':['cat', 'cat', 'dog', 'elephant', 'elephant', 'fish'],
...                       'word':['a', 'c', 'c', 'a', 'b', None]})
>>> sf.unstack(column_names=['word', 'count'], new_column_name='words')
+----------+------------------+
|  topic   |      words       |
+----------+------------------+
| elephant | {'a': 1, 'b': 2} |
|   dog    |     {'c': 1}     |
|   cat    | {'a': 4, 'c': 2} |
|   fish   |       None       |
+----------+------------------+
[4 rows x 2 columns]

>>> sf = turicreate.SFrame({'friend': [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 4, 5, 2, 3],
...                      'user': [1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4]})
>>> sf.unstack('friend', new_column_name='new name')
+------+-----------+
| user |  new name |
+------+-----------+
|  3   |    [5]    |
|  1   | [2, 3, 4] |
|  2   | [6, 4, 5] |
|  4   |   [2, 3]  |
+------+-----------+
[4 rows x 2 columns]