Copy an element of an array to a standard Python scalar and return it.
*args : Arguments (variable number and type)
z : Standard Python scalar object
When the data type of a is longdouble or clongdouble, item() returns a scalar array object because there is no available Python scalar that would not lose information. Void arrays return a buffer object for item(), unless fields are defined, in which case a tuple is returned.
item is very similar to a[args], except, instead of an array scalar, a standard Python scalar is returned. This can be useful for speeding up access to elements of the array and doing arithmetic on elements of the array using Python’s optimized math.
>>> x = np.random.randint(9, size=(3, 3)) >>> x array([[3, 1, 7], [2, 8, 3], [8, 5, 3]]) >>> x.item(3) 2 >>> x.item(7) 5 >>> x.item((0, 1)) 1 >>> x.item((2, 2)) 3