Pandas – Check If First Character Is Special Character

I have a sample dataframe df.

I would like to know if there is a way to return all values that begin w a special character.

I currently have it to only return values with the ‘@’ sign, but would like all special characters. Or at least how to list multiple options using regex

Fruits

Apple
-Orange
$Pear
Cherry
@Grape
df.str.contains(r'^\[@]')]

>Solution :

Assuming you define special character as anything which is not alphanumeric, we can try:

df[df["Fruits"].str.contains(r'^[^A-Za-z0-9]')]

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