numpy.delete


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This function returns a new array with the specified subarray deleted from the input array. As in case of insert() function, if the axis parameter is not used, the input array is flattened. The function takes the following parameters −

Numpy.delete(arr, obj, axis)

Where,

Sr.No. Parameter & Description
1

arr

Input array

2

obj

Can be a slice, an integer or array of integers, indicating the subarray to be deleted from the input array

3

axis

The axis along which to delete the given subarray. If not given, arr is flattened

Example

import numpy as np 
a = np.arange(12).reshape(3,4) 

print 'First array:' 
print a 
print '\n'  

print 'Array flattened before delete operation as axis not used:' 
print np.delete(a,5) 
print '\n'  

print 'Column 2 deleted:'  
print np.delete(a,1,axis = 1) 
print '\n'  

print 'A slice containing alternate values from array deleted:' 
a = np.array([1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]) 
print np.delete(a, np.s_[::2])

Its output would be as follows −

First array:
[[ 0 1 2 3]
 [ 4 5 6 7]
 [ 8 9 10 11]]

Array flattened before delete operation as axis not used:
[ 0 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11]

Column 2 deleted:
[[ 0 2 3]
 [ 4 6 7]
 [ 8 10 11]]

A slice containing alternate values from array deleted:
[ 2 4 6 8 10]
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