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# Converting a DataFrame to a list in Pandas

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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Consider the following DataFrame:

``` df = pd.DataFrame({"A":["a","b"],"B":[3,4]})df A B0 a 31 b 4 ```

# Solution

To convert this DataFrame to a 2D list:

``` df.values.tolist() [['a', 3], ['b', 4]] ```

# Explanation

We first convert our DataFrame to a 2D Numpy array using its `values` property:

``` df.values array([['a', 3], ['b', 4]], dtype=object) ```

Finally, we use the `tolist()` method to convert this into a standard 2D list:

``` df.values.tolist() [['a', 3], ['b', 4]] ```
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