# Reduce a multi-dimensional array and add elements along negative axis in Numpy

To reduce a multi-dimensional array, use the np.ufunc.reduce() method in Python Numpy. Here, we have used multiply.reduce() to reduce it to the multiplication of elements. The axis is set using the "axis" parameter. Axis or axes along which a reduction is performed. The negative axis counts from the last to the first axis.

A universal function (or ufunc for short) is a function that operates on ndarrays in an element-byelement fashion, supporting array broadcasting, type casting, and several other standard features. That is, a ufunc is a “vectorized” wrapper for a function that takes a fixed number of specific inputs and produces a fixed number of specific outputs.

## Steps

At first, import the required library −

import numpy as np

Create a multi-dimensional array −

arr = np.arange(27).reshape((3,3,3))


Display the arrays −

print("Array...", arr)

Get the type of the arrays −

print("Our Array type...", arr.dtype)


Get the dimensions of the Arrays −

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

To reduce a multi-dimensional array, use the np.ufunc.reduce() method in Python Numpy. Here, we have used multiply.reduce() to reduce it to the multiplication of elements. The axis is set using the "axis" parameter. Axis or axes along which a reduction is performed. The negative axis counts from the last to the first axis −

print("Result along specific axis (multiplication)...",np.multiply.reduce(arr, axis = -1))


## Example

import numpy as np

# The numpy.ufunc has functions that operate element by element on whole arrays.
# ufuncs are written in C (for speed) and linked into Python with NumPy’s ufunc facility

# Create a multi-dimensional array
arr = np.arange(27).reshape((3,3,3))

# Display the array
print("Array...", arr)

# Get the type of the array
print("Our Array type...", arr.dtype)

# Get the dimensions of the Array
print("Our Array Dimensions...",arr.ndim)

# To reduce a multi-dimensional array, use the np.ufunc.reduce() method in Python Numpy
# Here, we have used multiply.reduce() to reduce it to the multiplication of elements
# The axis is set using the "axis" parameter
# Axis or axes along which a reduction is performed
# The negative axis counts from the last to the first axis
print("Result along specific axis (multiplication)...",np.multiply.reduce(arr, axis = -1))

## Output

Array...
[[[ 0 1 2]
[ 3 4 5]
[ 6 7 8]]

[[ 9 10 11]
[12 13 14]
[15 16 17]]

[[18 19 20]
[21 22 23]
[24 25 26]]]

Our Array type...
int64

Our Array Dimensions...
3

Result along specific axis (multiplication)...
[[ 0 60 336]
[ 990 2184 4080]
[ 6840 10626 15600]]