You can use the following syntax to calculate the percentage of a total within groups in pandas:

df['values_var'] / df.groupby('group_var')['values_var'].transform('sum')

The following example shows how to use this syntax in practice.

**Example: Calculate Percentage of Total Within Group**

Suppose we have the following pandas DataFrame that shows the points scored by basketball players on various teams:

**import pandas as pd
#create DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame({'team': ['A', 'A', 'A', 'A', 'A', 'B', 'B', 'B', 'B', 'B'],
'points': [12, 29, 34, 14, 10, 11, 7, 36, 34, 22]})
#view DataFrame
print(df)
team points
0 A 12
1 A 29
2 A 34
3 A 14
4 A 10
5 B 11
6 B 7
7 B 36
8 B 34
9 B 22
**

We can use the following syntax to create a new column in the DataFrame that shows the percentage of total points scored, grouped by team:

#calculate percentage of total points scored grouped by team df['team_percent'] = df['points'] / df.groupby('team')['points'].transform('sum') #view updated DataFrame print(df) team points team_percent 0 A 12 0.121212 1 A 29 0.292929 2 A 34 0.343434 3 A 14 0.141414 4 A 10 0.101010 5 B 11 0.100000 6 B 7 0.063636 7 B 36 0.327273 8 B 34 0.309091 9 B 22 0.200000

The **team_percent** column shows the percentage of total points scored by that player within their team.

For example, players on team A scored a total of **99** points.

Thus, the player in the first row of the DataFrame who scored **12** points scored a total of 12/99 = **12.12%** of the total points for team A.

Similarily, the player in the second row of the DataFrame who scored **29** points scored a total of 29/99 = **29.29%** of the total points for team A.

And so on.

**Note**: You can find the complete documentation for the **GroupBy** function here.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in pandas:

Pandas: How to Calculate Cumulative Sum by Group

Pandas: How to Count Unique Values by Group

Pandas: How to Calculate Mode by Group

Pandas: How to Calculate Correlation By Group