Meghan - 5 months ago 20

Python Question

I have an array that is size (214, 144). I need it to be (214,144,1) is there a way to do this easily in Python? Basically the dimensions are supposed to be (Days, Times, Stations). Since I only have 1 station's data that dimension would be a 1. However if I could also make the code flexible enough work for say 2 stations that would be great (e.g. changing the dimension size from (428,288) to (214,144,2)) that would be great!

Answer

You could use `reshape`

:

```
>>> a = numpy.array([[1,2,3,4,5,6],[7,8,9,10,11,12]])
>>> a.shape
(2, 6)
>>> a.reshape((2, 6, 1))
array([[[ 1],
[ 2],
[ 3],
[ 4],
[ 5],
[ 6]],
[[ 7],
[ 8],
[ 9],
[10],
[11],
[12]]])
>>> _.shape
(2, 6, 1)
```

Besides changing the shape from `(x, y)`

to `(x, y, 1)`

, you could use `(x, y/n, n)`

as well, but you may want to specify the column order depending on the input:

```
>>> a.reshape((2, 3, 2))
array([[[ 1, 2],
[ 3, 4],
[ 5, 6]],
[[ 7, 8],
[ 9, 10],
[11, 12]]])
>>> a.reshape((2, 3, 2), order='F')
array([[[ 1, 4],
[ 2, 5],
[ 3, 6]],
[[ 7, 10],
[ 8, 11],
[ 9, 12]]])
```