# Transform a masked array into a flexibletype array with torecords() in Numpy

To transform a masked array into a flexible-type array, use the ma.MaskedArray.torecords(). The flexible type array that is returned will have two fields

• The _data field stores the _data part of the array.

• The _mask field stores the _mask part of the array.method in Numpy.

Returns a new flexible-type ndarray with two fields − the first element containing a value, the second element containing the corresponding mask boolean. The returned record shape matches self.shape.

## 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([[49, 85, 45], [67, 33, 59]])
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 =[[0, 0, 1], [ 0, 1, 0]])
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)


Transform a masked array into a flexible-type array, use the ma.MaskedArray.torecords() method in Numpy. The flexible type array that is returned will have two fields: the _data field stores the _data part of the array −

print("Result of the transformation...",maskArr.torecords())

## Example

# Python - Transform a masked array into a flexible-type array with MaskedArray.torecords()

import numpy as np
import numpy.ma as ma

# Create an array with int elements using the numpy.array() method
arr = np.array([[49, 85, 45], [67, 33, 59]])
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

# Get the dimensions of the Masked Array

# Get the shape of the Masked Array

# Get the number of elements of the Masked Array

# To transform a masked array into a flexible-type array, use the ma.MaskedArray.torecords() method in Numpy

# The flexible type array that is returned will have two fields: the _data field stores the _data part of the array.

print("Result of the transformation...",maskArr.torecords())

## Output

Array...
[[49 85 45]
[67 33 59]]

Array type...
int64

Array Dimensions...
2

[[49 85 --]
[67 -- 59]]

int64

2

(2, 3)

6

Result of the transformation...
[[(49, False) (85, False) (45, True)]
[(67, False) (33, True) (59, False)]]

Updated on: 02-Feb-2022

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