method
chararray.item(*args)
Copy an element of an array to a standard Python scalar and return it.
Parameters: 


Returns: 

When the data type of a
is longdouble or clongdouble, item() returns a scalar array object because there is no available Python scalar that would not lose information. Void arrays return a buffer object for item(), unless fields are defined, in which case a tuple is returned.
item
is very similar to a[args], except, instead of an array scalar, a standard Python scalar is returned. This can be useful for speeding up access to elements of the array and doing arithmetic on elements of the array using Python’s optimized math.
>>> np.random.seed(123) >>> x = np.random.randint(9, size=(3, 3)) >>> x array([[2, 2, 6], [1, 3, 6], [1, 0, 1]]) >>> x.item(3) 1 >>> x.item(7) 0 >>> x.item((0, 1)) 2 >>> x.item((2, 2)) 1
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