# [Numpy-discussion] Indexing with integer ndarrays

Joe Kington jkington at wisc.edu
Sat Jun 13 20:30:17 EDT 2009

```Thank you! That answered things quite nicely.  My apologies for not finding
the earlier discussion before sending out the question...

Thanks again,
-Joe

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:11, Joe Kington<jkington at wisc.edu> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > This is probably a very simple question, but it has me stumped...
> >
> > I have an integer 2D array containing 3rd dimesion indicies that I'd like
> to
> > use to index values in a 3D array.
> >
> > Basically, I want the equivalent of:
> >
> >> output = np.zeros((ny,nx))
> >>
> >> for i in xrange(ny):
> >>     for j in xrange(nx):
> >>         z = grid[i,j]
> >>         output[j,i] = bigVolume[j,i,z]
> >
> > Where grid is my 2D array of indicies and bigVolume is my 3D array.
> >
> > I've read the numpy-user and numpybook sections on indexing with an
> integer
> > ndarray, but I'm still not quite able to wrap my head around how it
> should
> > work.  I'm sure I'm missing something obvious (I haven't been using numpy
> > particularly long).
> >
> > If it helps anyone visualize it, I'm essentially trying to extract
> > attributes out of a seismic volume along the surface of a horizion.
>
> I discuss this particular use case (well, a little different; we are
> pulling out a thin slab around a horizon rather than a slice) here:
>
> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2008-July/035776.html
>
> --
> Robert Kern
>
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
>  -- Umberto Eco
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