Andres Azqueta Andres Azqueta - 5 months ago 13x
Python Question

numpy.ndarray' object is not callable

I have 291*291 matrix and I will like to automatically retrieved only the values (0,1), (1,2), (2,3).... (n-1, n). Is there a straight forward way to do it using loops or a function?

The matrix is the cosine-similarity between texts in a data base such:

bodies = [d['body'] for d in data]
tfidf = vectorizer.fit_transform(bodies)

matrix =(tfidf * tfidf.T).A

Since I want to create a vector this is how I am attempting to do it:

vector = []
for i in range(len(data) -1):
vector.append(matrix(i, i+1))

But I get the following error:

TypeError: 'numpy.ndarray' object is not callable

Any ideas of how to fix it?

kind regards,


As your matrix is square, you can use numpy.diagonal with an offset of 1 to acquire your desired values

mat.diagonal(offset = 1)

The positive offset of 1 acquires the diagonal 1 above the matrix's main diagonal.

Mini demo:

mat = numpy.ones((3,3))
mat[0,1] = 2
mat[1,2] = 3
print(mat.diagonal(offset = 1))


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