# Clip (limit) the values in an array and place the result in another array in Numpy

To clip (limit) the values in an array, use the np.ma.clip() method in Python Numpy. The "out" parameter is where results will be placed in this array. It may be the input array for in-place clipping. out must be of the right shape to hold the output. Its type is preserved. . Given an interval, values outside the interval are clipped to the interval edges. For example, if an interval of [0, 1] is specified, values smaller than 0 become 0, and values larger than 1 become 1. Equivalent to but faster than np.minimum(a_max, np.maximum(a, a_min)).

The function returns an array with the elements of a, but where values < a_min are replaced with a_min, and those > a_max with a_max.

## Steps

At first, import the required library −

import numpy as np

Create an array with int elements using the numpy.array() method −

arr = np.array([25, 32, 38, 47, 53, 66, 73, 79, 88, 95, 108])
print("Array...", arr)

Create a masked array and mask some of them as invalid −

maskArr = ma.masked_array(arr, mask =[0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0])
print("Our Masked Array...", maskArr)

Get the type of the masked array −

print("Our Masked Array type...", maskArr.dtype)

Get the dimensions of the Masked Array −

print("Our Masked Array Dimensions...",maskArr.ndim)

Get the shape of the Masked Array −

print("Our Masked Array Shape...",maskArr.shape)


Get the number of elements of the Masked Array −

print("Number of elements in the Masked Array...",maskArr.size)

To clip (limit) the values in an array, use the np.ma.clip() method in Python Numpy. The "out" parameter is where results will be placed in this array. It may be the input array for in-place clipping. out must be of the right shape to hold the output. Its type is preserved −

print("Result...",np.ma.clip(maskArr, 50, 80, out = maskArr))
print("Result placed with out...",maskArr)

## Example

import numpy as np
import numpy.ma as ma

# Create an array with int elements using the numpy.array() method
arr = np.array([25, 32, 38, 47, 53, 66, 73, 79, 88, 95, 108])
print("Array...", arr)

# Create a masked array and mask some of them as invalid

# Get the type of the masked array

# Get the dimensions of the Masked Array

# Get the shape of the Masked Array

# Get the number of elements of the Masked Array

# To clip (limit) the values in an array, use the np.ma.clip() method in Python Numpy
# The "out" parameter is where results will be placed in this array.
# It may be the input array for in-place clipping. out must be of the right shape to hold the output.
# Its type is preserved.
print("Result placed with out...",maskArr)

## Output

Array...
[ 25 32 38 47 53 66 73 79 88 95 108]

[25 -- 38 47 -- 66 73 79 88 -- 108]

int64

1

(11,)

Number of elements in the Masked Array...
11

Result..
. [50 -- 50 50 -- 66 73 79 80 -- 80]

Result placed with out..
. [50 -- 50 50 -- 66 73 79 80 -- 80]

Updated on: 22-Feb-2022

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