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.


Now using version 20. There is a sample method.


Something like this?

    import random

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

From: stackoverflow.com/q/15923826