# [Numpy-discussion] How do I use numpy to do this?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Thu Jun 1 17:13:28 CDT 2006

```Robert Kern wrote:
> points = mgrid[minx:maxx, miny:maxy].reshape(2, -1).transpose()

As I need Numeric and numarray compatibility at this point, it seems the
best I could come up with is below. I'm guessing the list comprehension
may well be faster!

-Chris

#!/usr/bin/env python

#import numpy as N
#import Numeric as N
import numarray as N

Spacing = 2.0

minx = 0
maxx = 5
miny = 20
maxy = 22

print "minx", minx
print "miny", miny
print "maxx", maxx
print "maxy", maxy

## # The nifty, terse, numpy way
## points = mgrid[minx:maxx, miny:maxy].reshape(2, -1).transpose()

## The Numeric and numarray way:
x = N.arange(minx, maxx+Spacing, Spacing) # makeing sure to get the last
point
y = N.arange(miny, maxy+Spacing, Spacing) # an extra is OK
points = N.zeros((len(y), len(x), 2), N.Float)
x.shape = (1,-1)
y.shape = (-1,1)
points[:,:,0] += x
points[:,:,1] += y
points.shape = (-1,2)

print points

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