Force the mask to harden in Numpy



To force the mask to hard, use the ma.MaskedArray.harden_mask() method. Whether the mask of a masked array is hard or soft is determined by its hardmask property. The harden_mask() sets hardmask to True. A masked array is the combination of a standard numpy.ndarray and a mask. A mask is either nomask, indicating that no value of the associated array is invalid, or an array of booleans that determines for each element of the associated array whether the value is valid or not.

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Steps

At first, import the required library −

import numpy as np
import numpy.ma as ma

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

arr = np.array([[65, 68, 81], [93, 33, 39], [73, 88, 51], [62, 45, 67]])
print("Array...
", arr) print("
Array type...
", arr.dtype)

Get the dimensions of the Array −

print("
Array Dimensions...
",arr.ndim)

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

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

To force the mask to hard, use the ma.MaskedArray.harden_mask() method. Whether the mask of a masked array is hard or soft is determined by its hardmask property. The harden_mask() sets hardmask to True −

print("
Result...
",maskArr.harden_mask())

Example

import numpy as np
import numpy.ma as ma

# Create an array with int elements using the numpy.array() method
arr = np.array([[65, 68, 81], [93, 33, 39], [73, 88, 51], [62, 45, 67]])
print("Array...
", arr) print("
Array type...
", arr.dtype) # Get the dimensions of the Array print("
Array Dimensions...
",arr.ndim) # Create a masked array and mask some of them as invalid maskArr = ma.masked_array(arr, mask =[[1, 1, 0], [ 1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0], [0, 1, 0]]) print("
Our Masked Array
", maskArr) 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("
Elements in the Masked Array...
",maskArr.size) # To force the mask to hard, use the ma.MaskedArray.harden_mask() method # Whether the mask of a masked array is hard or soft is determined by its hardmask property. # The harden_mask() sets hardmask to True. print("
Result...
",maskArr.harden_mask())

Output

Array...
[[65 68 81]
[93 33 39]
[73 88 51]
[62 45 67]]

Array type...
int64

Array Dimensions...
2

Our Masked Array
[[-- -- 81]
[-- 33 39]
[73 -- 51]
[62 -- 67]]

Our Masked Array type...
int64

Our Masked Array Dimensions...
2

Our Masked Array Shape...
(4, 3)

Elements in the Masked Array...
12

Result...
[[-- -- 81]
[-- 33 39]
[73 -- 51]
[62 -- 67]]

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