mouride touba - 6 months ago 50

Python Question

I have an array with leading zeros, and I want the array from the first nonzero element.

For example, I have an array

`x=[0,0,0,0,0,3,2,0,0,4,5]`

I want to obtain :

`x=[3,2,0,0,4,5]`

Answer

Use `np.argmax`

on `non-zeros`

to get the starting non-zero index and then simply slice it -

```
x[(x!=0).argmax():]
```

Sample run -

```
In [71]: x
Out[71]: array([0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 3, 2, 0, 0, 4, 5])
In [72]: x[(x!=0).argmax():]
Out[72]: array([3, 2, 0, 0, 4, 5])
```