Save several arrays into a single, archive file in .npz format.
If arguments are passed in with no keywords, the corresponding variable names, in the .npz file, are ‘arr_0’, ‘arr_1’, etc. If keyword arguments are given, the corresponding variable names, in the .npz file will match the keyword names.
file : str or file
*args : Arguments, optional
**kwds : Keyword arguments, optional
The .npz file format is a zipped archive of files named after the variables they contain. The archive is not compressed and each file in the archive contains one variable in .npy format. For a description of the .npy format, see format.
When opening the saved .npz file with load a NpzFile object is returned. This is a dictionary-like object which can be queried for its list of arrays (with the .files attribute), and for the arrays themselves.
>>> from tempfile import TemporaryFile >>> outfile = TemporaryFile() >>> x = np.arange(10) >>> y = np.sin(x)
Using savez with *args, the arrays are saved with default names.
>>> np.savez(outfile, x, y) >>> outfile.seek(0) # Only needed here to simulate closing & reopening file >>> npzfile = np.load(outfile) >>> npzfile.files ['arr_1', 'arr_0'] >>> npzfile['arr_0'] array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9])
Using savez with **kwds, the arrays are saved with the keyword names.
>>> outfile = TemporaryFile() >>> np.savez(outfile, x=x, y=y) >>> outfile.seek(0) >>> npzfile = np.load(outfile) >>> npzfile.files ['y', 'x'] >>> npzfile['x'] array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9])