# Random row selection in Pandas dataframe

Is there a way to select random rows from a DataFrame in Pandas.

In R, using the car package, there is a useful function `some(x, n)`

which is similar to head but selects, in this example, 10 rows at random from x.

I have also looked at the slicing documentation and there seems to be nothing equivalent.

# Update

Now using version 20. There is a sample method.

`df.sample(n)`

Something like this?

```
import random
def some(x, n):
return x.ix[random.sample(x.index, n)]
```

From: stackoverflow.com/q/15923826