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How to remove punctuations in pandas

Let’s see how we can remove punctuations in pandas data frames. For instance, let’s say that we are dealing with the following data frame:

import pandas as pd

df = pd.DataFrame({'mytext':['I love Predictive Hacks!','How can I remove punctuations?'
                             ,'He said: "This is cool!".']})


0        I love Predictive Hacks!
1  How can I remove punctuations?
2       He said: "This is cool!".

Let’s see how we can remove the punctuations. We will use the regular expression [^\w\s] which means what ever is not a word or a space.

df['mytext'] = df['mytext'].str.replace('[^\w\s]','')

0        I love Predictive Hacks
1  How can I remove punctuations
2           He said This is cool

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