Christian Meesters wrote:
Thanks, but that doesn't work. Sorry, if my question wasn't clear.
To illustrate the requirement: For instance:
array([ 0. , 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4])
# should be 1
# should be 2
I could correct for one index position, of course, but I still have the requirement to get the index of the item with the closest value to the key. Since searchsorted returns the index of the first item in a that is >= or > the key, it can't make the distinction between 0.1 and 0.2 as I would like to have.
I see. But it gives you the index (say 'ii') of the first item that is grater than your scalar - then you just have to compare your scalar with a[ii] and a[ii-1] and choose whichever is closer, no?