# scipy.sparse.csc_matrix¶

class scipy.sparse.csc_matrix(arg1, shape=None, dtype=None, copy=False, dims=None, nzmax=None)

Compressed Sparse Column matrix

This can be instantiated in several ways:
csc_matrix(D)
with a dense matrix or rank-2 ndarray D
csc_matrix(S)
with another sparse matrix S (equivalent to S.tocsc())
csc_matrix((M, N), [dtype])
to construct an empty matrix with shape (M, N) dtype is optional, defaulting to dtype=’d’.
csc_matrix((data, ij), [shape=(M, N)])
where data and ij satisfy a[ij[0, k], ij[1, k]] = data[k]
csc_matrix((data, indices, indptr), [shape=(M, N)])
is the standard CSC representation where the row indices for column i are stored in indices[indptr[i]:indices[i+1]] and their corresponding values are stored in data[indptr[i]:indptr[i+1]]. If the shape parameter is not supplied, the matrix dimensions are inferred from the index arrays.

Notes

• efficient arithmetic operations CSC + CSC, CSC * CSC, etc.
• efficient column slicing
• fast matrix vector products (CSR, BSR may be faster)

Examples

```>>> from scipy.sparse import *
>>> from scipy import *
>>> csc_matrix( (3,4), dtype=int8 ).todense()
matrix([[0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0]], dtype=int8)
```
```>>> row = array([0,2,2,0,1,2])
>>> col = array([0,0,1,2,2,2])
>>> data = array([1,2,3,4,5,6])
>>> csc_matrix( (data,(row,col)), shape=(3,3) ).todense()
matrix([[1, 0, 4],
[0, 0, 5],
[2, 3, 6]])
```
```>>> indptr = array([0,2,3,6])
>>> indices = array([0,2,2,0,1,2])
>>> data = array([1,2,3,4,5,6])
>>> csc_matrix( (data,indices,indptr), shape=(3,3) ).todense()
matrix([[1, 0, 4],
[0, 0, 5],
[2, 3, 6]])
```

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