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biom.table.Table.head

Table.head(n=5, m=5)

Get the first n rows and m columns from self

Parameters:

n : int, optional

The number of rows (observations) to get. This number must be greater than 0. If not specified, 5 rows will be retrieved.

m : int, optional

The number of columns (samples) to get. This number must be greater than 0. If not specified, 5 columns will be retrieved.

Returns:

Table

The subset table.

Raises:

IndexError

If n or m are <= 0.

Notes

Like head for Linux like systems, requesting more rows (or columns) than exists will silently work.

Examples

>>> import numpy as np
>>> from biom.table import Table
>>> data = np.arange(100).reshape(5, 20)
>>> obs_ids = ['O%d' % i for i in range(1, 6)]
>>> samp_ids = ['S%d' % i for i in range(1, 21)]
>>> table = Table(data, obs_ids, samp_ids)
>>> print table.head()  
# Constructed from biom file
#OTU ID S1  S2  S3  S4  S5
O1  0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
O2  20.0 21.0 22.0 23.0 24.0
O3  40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0 44.0
O4  60.0 61.0 62.0 63.0 64.0
O5  80.0 81.0 82.0 83.0 84.0

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