numpy.set_printoptions(precision=None, threshold=None, edgeitems=None, linewidth=None, suppress=None, nanstr=None, infstr=None)

Set printing options.

These options determine the way floating point numbers, arrays and other NumPy objects are displayed.


precision : int, optional

Number of digits of precision for floating point output (default 8).

threshold : int, optional

Total number of array elements which trigger summarization rather than full repr (default 1000).

edgeitems : int, optional

Number of array items in summary at beginning and end of each dimension (default 3).

linewidth : int, optional

The number of characters per line for the purpose of inserting line breaks (default 75).

suppress : bool, optional

Whether or not suppress printing of small floating point values using scientific notation (default False).

nanstr : str, optional

String representation of floating point not-a-number (default NaN).

infstr : str, optional

String representation of floating point infinity (default Inf).


Floating point precision can be set:

>>> np.set_printoptions(precision=4)
>>> print np.array([1.123456789])
[ 1.1235]

Long arrays can be summarised:

>>> np.set_printoptions(threshold=5)
>>> print np.arange(10)
[0 1 2 ..., 7 8 9]

Small results can be suppressed:

>>> eps = np.finfo(float).eps
>>> x = np.arange(4.)
>>> x**2 - (x + eps)**2
array([ -4.9304e-32,  -4.4409e-16,   0.0000e+00,   0.0000e+00])
>>> np.set_printoptions(suppress=True)
>>> x**2 - (x + eps)**2
array([-0., -0.,  0.,  0.])

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