# numpy.divide¶

numpy.divide(x1, x2[, out]) = <ufunc 'divide'>

Divide arguments element-wise.

Parameters: x1 : array_like Dividend array. x2 : array_like Divisor array. out : ndarray, optional Array into which the output is placed. Its type is preserved and it must be of the right shape to hold the output. See doc.ufuncs. y : ndarray or scalar The quotient x1/x2, element-wise. Returns a scalar if both x1 and x2 are scalars.

seterr
Set whether to raise or warn on overflow, underflow and division by zero.

Notes

Equivalent to x1 / x2 in terms of array-broadcasting.

Behavior on division by zero can be changed using seterr.

In Python 2, when both x1 and x2 are of an integer type, divide will behave like floor_divide. In Python 3, it behaves like true_divide.

Examples

```>>> np.divide(2.0, 4.0)
0.5
>>> x1 = np.arange(9.0).reshape((3, 3))
>>> x2 = np.arange(3.0)
>>> np.divide(x1, x2)
array([[ NaN,  1. ,  1. ],
[ Inf,  4. ,  2.5],
[ Inf,  7. ,  4. ]])
```

Note the behavior with integer types (Python 2 only):

```>>> np.divide(2, 4)
0
>>> np.divide(2, 4.)
0.5
```

Division by zero always yields zero in integer arithmetic (again, Python 2 only), and does not raise an exception or a warning:

```>>> np.divide(np.array([0, 1], dtype=int), np.array([0, 0], dtype=int))
array([0, 0])
```

Division by zero can, however, be caught using seterr:

```>>> old_err_state = np.seterr(divide='raise')
>>> np.divide(1, 0)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
FloatingPointError: divide by zero encountered in divide
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
FloatingPointError: divide by zero encountered in divide
```
```>>> ignored_states = np.seterr(**old_err_state)
>>> np.divide(1, 0)
0
```

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