## Vectorize Moving Window Grid Operations on NumPy Arrays

There’s a good chance you’ve done something today that used a sliding window (also known as a moving window) and you didn’t even know it. Have you done any photo editing? Many editing algorithms are based on moving windows. Do you do terrain analysis in GIS? Most topographic raster metrics (slope, aspect, hillshade, etc.) are…

## Fill NumPy Arrays with numpy.fill and numpy.full

Filling NumPy arrays with a specific value is a typical task in Python. It’s common to create an array, then initialize or change some values, and later reset the array to a starting value. It’s also common to initialize a NumPy array with a starting value, such as a no data value. These operations may…

## numpy: Methods For Creating Arrays

It is tedious, and not practical, to manually type in values for array creation. In this tutorial we will go through methods for automating array creation and importing tabular data into numpy arrays. Creating empty arrays With numpy you don’t actually create an ‘empty’ array. But you can create an array without intializing specific values. This can be useful…

## numpy: Array shapes and reshaping arrays

We’ve gone through the basics to manually create arrays of different dimensions and shapes. There will be times that you will want to query array shapes, or automatically reshape arrays. This tutorial will show you how to use numpy.shape and numpy.reshape to query and alter array shapes for 1D, 2D, and 3D arrays. Different methods are required to find…

## numpy: Creating Arrays

Creating a simple array After numpy is installed, we can begin to create arrays. First, we’ll need to import numpy into our python project. Here I use the statement, import numpy as np, to limit my typing later. This code will allow me to use np in my script to represent instead of typing the full numpy everytime. Then, we can create a simpy…

## numpy: Install numpy

Check Installation First, check to see if you already have numpy installed. From the terminal, you can use pip to do this. If numpy is installed you will get output similar to this. If numpy is not installed no output will be shown. Install numpy numpy can be installed simply using pip. Check version You can check the numpy version using pip show as demonstrated above. Video tutorial This…

## numpy: Introduction to numpy

Requirements: Python version 2.7 or greater Beginner skills with python Desire to learn numpy Objectives: Teach the basics of using numpy in python Provide data science applications of numpy Introduce advanced numpy concepts What is numpy? numpy is a powerful python package for handling arrays. It uses C libraries to optimize procedures that would otherwise be slow/computationally expensive in python. What can I do…