How to Print All Rows of a Pandas DataFrame

Published Dec 13, 2021  ∙  Updated May 2, 2022

Suppose we have a very large DataFrame that we want to print.

print(df)

DataFrame truncate issue

By default, our DataFrame output is truncated (and for good reason).

          A   B ...   Y   Z
0     data1   1 ...   1   1
1     data2   2 ...   2   2
2     data3   3 ...   3   3
3     data4   4 ...   4   4
4     data5   5 ...   5   5
..      ...  .. ...  ..  ..
58   data58   6 ...   6   6
59   data59   7 ...   7   7
60   data60   8 ...   8   8
61   data61   9 ...   9   9
62   data62  10 ...  10  10
[63 rows x 26 columns]

However, there are valid scenarios in which we might need to print the untruncated version of our DataFrame.

Untruncate using set_option()

Pandas has a set_option() that will allow us to set display parameters.

The following four lines will allow us to avoid truncation in DataFrame outputs.

pd.set_option('display.max_rows', None)
pd.set_option('display.max_columns', None)
pd.set_option('display.width', None)
pd.set_option('display.max_colwidth', -1)
  • display.max_rows sets the maximum number of rows displayed (default is 10)
  • display.max_columns sets the maximum number of columns displayed (default is 4)
  • display.width sets the width of the display in characters. When set to None, Pandas will correctly auto-detect the width
  • display.max_colwidth sets the maximum width of columns. Cells of this length or longer will be truncated with an ellipsis.

Read more about available parameters for set_options() in the Pandas documentation.