[Numpy-discussion] A newbie question: How to get the "rank" of an 1-d array

CL anewgene at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 08:37:04 CST 2006

Hi, group,
           I need to get the "rank" of an 1-D array (ie. a vector). Note 
that "rank" here is not the value returned from "rank(a_array)". It is 
the order of the item in its sorted arrray. For example, I have a python 
function called "listrank" to return the "rank" as below:

In [19]: x
Out[19]: array([1, 2, 5, 3, 3, 2])

In [20]: listrank(x)
Out[20]: [6, 4, 1, 2, 2, 4]

Somebody suggested me to use "argsort(argsort(x))". But the problem is 
it does not handle ties. See the output:

In [21]: argsort(argsort(x))
Out[21]: array([0, 1, 5, 3, 4, 2])

I am wondering if there is a solution in numpy/numarray/numeric to get 
this done nicely.



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