Lets say i have the following data like below:

  import pandas as pd
    import numpy as np
    df = pd.DataFrame({'Duration': ['1h 50m', '50m', '3h', '2h 30m', '5h', '60m']

Generated Output:

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Column Created in pandas data frame contains duration details in string format i.e (1h 50m,50m,3h etc). I need to know how to convert this column into an integer with the value displayed in minutes (110,50,180).


1 Answer 1


One liner:

df['Duration']=  df['Duration'].str.replace("h", '*60').str.replace(' ','+').str.replace('m','*1').apply(eval)

Basically, it converts your string into an equation in string format and evaluates it.

Hope it helps!


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