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# Getting integer index of a column using its column label in Pandas

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# Example

Consider the following DataFrame:

``` df = pd.DataFrame({"A":[2,3],"B":[4,5]})df A B0 2 41 3 5 ```

## Solution

To get the integer index of a column using its column label:

``` df.columns.get_loc("B") 1 ```

## Explanation

Here, we are first fetching the columns as an `Index` via the `columns` property:

``` df.columns Index(['A', 'B'], dtype='object') ```

We then use the `get_loc(~)` method of `Index` to get the integer index of the column label:

``` df.columns.get_loc("B") 1 ```
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