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numpy.ma.fromfunction

numpy.ma.fromfunction(function, shape, **kwargs) = <numpy.ma.core._convert2ma instance at 0x2112128>

Construct an array by executing a function over each coordinate.

The resulting array therefore has a value fn(x, y, z) at coordinate (x, y, z).

Parameters :

function : callable

The function is called with N parameters, where N is the rank of shape. Each parameter represents the coordinates of the array varying along a specific axis. For example, if shape were (2, 2), then the parameters in turn be (0, 0), (0, 1), (1, 0), (1, 1).

shape : (N,) tuple of ints

Shape of the output array, which also determines the shape of the coordinate arrays passed to function.

dtype : data-type, optional

Data-type of the coordinate arrays passed to function. By default, dtype is float.

Returns :

fromfunction : any

The result of the call to function is passed back directly. Therefore the shape of fromfunction is completely determined by function. If function returns a scalar value, the shape of fromfunction would match the shape parameter.

See also

indices, meshgrid

Notes

Keywords other than dtype are passed to function.

Examples

>>> np.fromfunction(lambda i, j: i == j, (3, 3), dtype=int)
array([[ True, False, False],
       [False,  True, False],
       [False, False,  True]], dtype=bool)
>>> np.fromfunction(lambda i, j: i + j, (3, 3), dtype=int)
array([[0, 1, 2],
       [1, 2, 3],
       [2, 3, 4]])