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numpy.nanargmin() in Python
  • Last Updated : 23 Oct, 2020

The numpy.nanargmin() function returns indices of the min element of the array in a particular axis ignoring NaNs.
The results cannot be trusted if a slice contains only NaNs and Infs.

Syntax:

numpy.nanargmin(array, axis = None)

Parameters :

array : Input array to work on 
axis  : [int, optional]Along a specified axis like 0 or 1

Return :

Array of indices into the array with same shape as array.shape.
 with the dimension along axis removed.

Code 1 :






# Python Program illustrating
# working of nanargmin()
  
import numpy as geek 
  
# Working on 1D array
array = [geek.nan, 4, 2, 3, 1]
print("INPUT ARRAY 1 : \n", array)
  
array2 = geek.array([[geek.nan, 4], [1, 3]])
  
# returning Indices of the min element
# as per the indices ingnoring NaN
print("\nIndices of min in array1 : ",
      geek.nanargmin(array))
  
# Working on 2D array
print("\nINPUT ARRAY 2 : \n", array2)
print("\nIndices of min in array2 : ",
      geek.nanargmin(array2))
  
print("\nIndices at axis 1 of array2 : ",
      geek.nanargmin(array2, axis = 1))


Output :

INPUT ARRAY 1 : 
 [nan, 4, 2, 3, 1]

Indices of min in array1 :  4

INPUT ARRAY 2 : 
 [[ nan   4.]
 [  1.   3.]]

Indices of min in array2 :  2

Indices at axis 1 of array2 :  [1 0]

Code 2 : Comparing working of argmin and nanargmin




# Python Program illustarting
# working of nanargmin()
  
import numpy as geek 
  
# Working on 2D array
array = ( [[ 8, 13, 5, 0],
           [ geek.nan, geek.nan, 5, 3],
           [10, 7, 15, 15],
           [3, 11, 4, 12]])
print("INPUT ARRAY : \n", array)
  
# returning Indices of the min element
# as per the indices 
  
'''   
   [[ 8 13  5  0]
   [ 0  2  5  3]
   [10  7 15 15]
   [ 3 11  4 12]]
     ^  ^  ^  ^
     0  2  4  0  - element
     1  1  3  0  - indices
'''
  
print("\nIndices of min using argmin : ",
      geek.argmin(array, axis = 0))
print("\nIndices of min using nanargmin :  : ",
      geek.nanargmin(array, axis = 0))


Output :

INPUT ARRAY : 
 [[ 8 13  5  0]
 [ 0  2  5  3]
 [10  7 15 15]
 [ 3 11  4 12]]

Indices of min element :  [1 1 3 0]

References :
https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-dev/reference/generated/numpy.nanargmin.html

Note :
These codes won’t run on online-ID. Please run them on your systems to explore the working
.
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