# [Numpy-discussion] Binning

Adrien adnothing at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 11:39:57 EST 2011

```Le 22/12/2011 17:17, josef.pktd at gmail.com a écrit :
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:27 AM, Adrien Gaidon<adnothing at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello Nicola,
>>
>> I am not aware of a magical "one function" numpy solution (is there one
>> numpy gurus?).
>>
>> I don't know if it's optimal, but here's how I usually do similar things.
>>
>> I wrote a simple function that assigns points (any number of dimensions) to
>> a regular multi-dimensional grid. It is
>> here: https://gist.github.com/1509853 It is short, commented and should be
>> straightforward to use.
>>
>> Once you have the assignments, you can:
>> - get the non-empty cell indexes with `np.unique(assignments)`
>> - retrieve the points assigned to a cell with `points[assignments ==
>> cell_index]`
>> - iterate over assignments to select the points you want for each cell.
> looks nice, reading through it.
> line 71 looks like a nice trick
>
> BSD licensed, so we can keep it?

Off course! :-)

Cheers,

Adrien

> as far as I know numpy doesn't have anything like a digitize_nd
>
> Thanks,
>
> Josef
>
>> Hope this helps,
>>
>> Adrien
>>
>> PS: This is one of the first times I post an answer on this list, so if I
>> did anything wrong, let me know. Numpy is such a wonderful thing and you
>> guys do such an amazing work, that I though it is time to give back at least
>> epsilon of what I got from you :-)
>>
>>
>> 2011/12/22 Nicola Creati<ncreati at inogs.it>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have a cloud on sparse points that can be described by a Nx3 array (N
>>> is the number of points). Each point is defined by an x, y and z
>>> coordinate:
>>>
>>> x0 y0 z0
>>> x1 y1 z1
>>>    .    .    .
>>>    .    .    .
>>>    .    .    .
>>> xn yn zn
>>>
>>>
>>> I need to bin the cloud to a regular 2D array according to a desired bin
>>> size assigning to each cell (bin) the minimum z of all points that fall
>>> in that cell(bin). Moreover I need indexes of points that fall in each
>>> cell(bin).
>>>
>>> Is there any way to accomplish this task in numpy?
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Nicola Creati
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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