# [Numpy-discussion] Extracting individual columns in Numpy (suchith)

Juan fiolj at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 9 08:50:33 EDT 2014

```> Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:12:31 +0530
> From: suchith <suchithjn22 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] Extracting individual columns in Numpy
> To: numpy-discussion at scipy.org
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> How to extract individual columns from a numpy array?
> For example, consider this script
>
> import numpy as np
> a = np.array([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
> a[0][:]
> a[:][0]
>
> Now both a[:][0] and a[0][:] are outputting the same result, i.e
> np.array([1,2,3]). If I want to extract the array [[1],[4],[7]] then
> what should I do? Is it possible to add this feature? If so, which
> file(s) should I edit?
>
> I know C,C++ and Python programming and I am new to open-source software
>
Try:

In [2]: import numpy as np

In [3]: a = np.array([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])

In [4]: a[0][:]
Out[4]: array([1, 2, 3])

In [5]: a[:][0]
Out[5]: array([1, 2, 3])

In [6]: a[0,:]
Out[6]: array([1, 2, 3])

In [7]: a[:,0]
Out[7]: array([1, 4, 7])

Syntax is different for numpy arrays.
Regards,
Juan

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