[Numpy-discussion] dates, np.where finding months

Keith Goodman kwgoodman@gmail....
Wed Jan 20 09:21:53 CST 2010


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:01 AM, John [H2O] <washakie@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I have an array with the leading column a series of datetime objects. It
>> covers several years. What is the most efficient way to pull out all the
>> 'January' dates?
>>
>> Right now I do this:
>>
>> A = array with column 0 datetime objects
>>
>> January = [i for i in A if i[0].month ==1 ]
>>
>> It works, but I would rather use np.where and get indices and not have to
>> convert my list back into an array.
>
> Instead of doing this:
>
>>> A
>
> array([[2010-01-01, 1],
>       [2010-01-02, 2],
>       [2010-02-01, 3],
>       [2010-01-05, 4]], dtype=object)
>
>>> [i for i in A if i[0].month==1]
>
> [array([2010-01-01, 1], dtype=object),
>  array([2010-01-02, 2], dtype=object),
>  array([2010-01-05, 4], dtype=object)]
>
> You could do this:
>
>>> [i for i, date in enumerate(A[:,0]) if date.month==1]
>   [0, 1, 3]

Or maybe this is cleaner:

>> [date.month==1 for date in A[:,0]]
   [True, True, False, True]

which can be used like this:

>> idx = np.array([date.month==1 for date in A[:,0]])
>> A[idx,:]

array([[2010-01-01, 1],
       [2010-01-02, 2],
       [2010-01-05, 4]], dtype=object)


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