# Convert pandas DataFrame to Dictionary in Python (Example)

In this tutorial youâ€™ll learn how to create a dictionary from a pandas DataFrame in the Python programming language.

The article contains one example for the construction of a new dictionary from a pandas DataFrame. More precisely, the article consists of these content blocks:

Youâ€™re here for the answer, so letâ€™s get straight to the example!

## Example Data & Software Libraries

We first need to load the pandas library, to be able to use the functions that are contained in the library:

import pandas as pd # Import pandas

Next, weâ€™ll also have to create some exemplifying pandas DataFrame:

data = pd.DataFrame({'x1': [4], # Create pandas DataFrame 'x2': [3], 'x3': [2], 'x4': [1]}) print(data) # Print pandas DataFrame

Have a look at the previous table. It shows that our example data is constituted of one row and four columns.

## Example: Create Dictionary from pandas DataFrame Using to_dict() Function

The Python programming code below shows how to convert a pandas DataFrame to a dict object in the Python programming language.

For this task, we can use the to_dict function as shown in the following Python syntax:

my_dict = data.to_dict() # Convert pandas DataFrame to dict print(my_dict) # Print dictionary # {'x1': {0: 4}, 'x2': {0: 3}, 'x3': {0: 2}, 'x4': {0: 1}}

As you can see based on the previous Python console output, we have created a new dictionary called my_dict, which contains the values of our input data set.

## Video, Further Resources & Summary

Have a look at the following video on the Statistics Globe YouTube channel. Iâ€™m explaining the Python programming codes of this page in the video.

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