numpy.MaskedArray.mean() function is used to return the average of the masked array elements along given axis.Here masked entries are ignored, and result elements which are not finite will be masked.
numpy.ma.mean(axis=None, dtype=None, out=None)
axis :[ int, optional] Axis along which the mean is computed. The default (None) is to compute the mean over the flattened array.
dtype : [dtype, optional] Type of the returned array, as well as of the accumulator in which the elements are multiplied.
out : [ndarray, optional] A location into which the result is stored.
-> If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to.
-> If not provided or None, a freshly-allocated array is returned.
Return : [mean_along_axis, ndarray] A new array holding the result is returned unless out is specified, in which case a reference to out is returned.
Code #1 :
Input array : [[ 1 2] [ 3 -1] [ 5 -3]] Masked array : [[-- 2] [-- -1] [5 -3]] mean of masked array along default axis : 0.75
Code #2 :
Input array : [[1 0 3] [4 1 6]] Masked array : [[1 0 3] [4 1 --]] mean of masked array along 0 axis : [2.5 0.5 3.0] mean of masked array along 1 axis : [1.3333333333333333 2.5]
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