# datatable.shift()¶

shift
(
,
n=1
)

Produce a column obtained from col shifting it n rows forward.

The shift amount, n, can be both positive and negative. If positive, a “lag” column is created, if negative it will be a “lead” column.

The shifted column will have the same number of rows as the original column, with n observations in the beginning becoming missing, and n observations at the end discarded.

This function is group-aware, i.e. in the presence of a groupby it will perform the shift separately within each group.