Get total of Pandas column

You should use sum:

Total = df['MyColumn'].sum()
print(Total)
319


Then you use loc with Series, in that case the index should be set as the same as the specific column you need to sum:

df.loc['Total'] = pd.Series(df['MyColumn'].sum(), index=['MyColumn'])
print(df)
X  MyColumn      Y      Z
0        A      84.0   13.0   69.0
1        B      76.0   77.0  127.0
2        C      28.0   69.0   16.0
3        D      28.0   28.0   31.0
4        E      19.0   20.0   85.0
5        F      84.0  193.0   70.0
Total  NaN     319.0    NaN    NaN


because if you pass scalar, the values of all rows will be filled:

df.loc['Total'] = df['MyColumn'].sum()
print(df)
X  MyColumn      Y      Z
0        A        84   13.0   69.0
1        B        76   77.0  127.0
2        C        28   69.0   16.0
3        D        28   28.0   31.0
4        E        19   20.0   85.0
5        F        84  193.0   70.0
Total  319       319  319.0  319.0


Two other solutions are with at, and ix see the applications below:

df.at['Total', 'MyColumn'] = df['MyColumn'].sum()
print(df)
X  MyColumn      Y      Z
0        A      84.0   13.0   69.0
1        B      76.0   77.0  127.0
2        C      28.0   69.0   16.0
3        D      28.0   28.0   31.0
4        E      19.0   20.0   85.0
5        F      84.0  193.0   70.0
Total  NaN     319.0    NaN    NaN


df.ix['Total', 'MyColumn'] = df['MyColumn'].sum()
print(df)
X  MyColumn      Y      Z
0        A      84.0   13.0   69.0
1        B      76.0   77.0  127.0
2        C      28.0   69.0   16.0
3        D      28.0   28.0   31.0
4        E      19.0   20.0   85.0
5        F      84.0  193.0   70.0
Total  NaN     319.0    NaN    NaN


Note: Since Pandas v0.20, ix has been deprecated. Use loc or iloc instead.