Row index in a dataframe

Hello,

I have a dataframe that i sorted in order to get the maximum (of values in a column).
Now, i want to get the index corresponding to this maximum in the initial dataframe.
I’ve tried a lot of things with rownumber or other but nothing works.
Thanks in advance for your help.

There is no row index in DataFrames.

Here’s something you can do though

julia> df = DataFrame(x = rand(10),y = rand(10))
10Γ—2 DataFrame
 Row β”‚ x         y        
     β”‚ Float64   Float64  
─────┼────────────────────
   1 β”‚ 0.341501  0.914511
   2 β”‚ 0.717087  0.28765
   3 β”‚ 0.403885  0.173076
   4 β”‚ 0.931974  0.269083
   5 β”‚ 0.794214  0.795277
   6 β”‚ 0.930986  0.2953
   7 β”‚ 0.32153   0.315169
   8 β”‚ 0.572526  0.641704
   9 β”‚ 0.752558  0.738108
  10 β”‚ 0.643852  0.992788

julia> rownum = findfirst(==(maximum(df.x)), df.x)
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Alternatively you can just add a column that will serve as a row index if you prefer.

Just in case, the findmax() and sortperm() functions are quite useful too:

df = DataFrame(x = rand(10), y = rand(10))
findmax(df.x)  # outputs the maximum x-value and its row number
ix = sortperm(df.x, rev=true)
ix[1]          # row number with maximum x value
df.x[ix[1]]    # maximum value in column x
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Thanks a lot !