# [Numpy-discussion] sum up to a specific value

Vincent Davis vincent@vincentdavis....
Thu Jul 1 08:52:23 CDT 2010

```On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Renato Fabbri <renato.fabbri@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
> i need to find which elements of an array sums up to an specific value
>
> any idea of how to do this?

Not sure if there is a better way but a brut force way would be to

>>> a
array([[ 7.,  5.,  9.,  3.],
[ 7.,  2.,  7.,  8.],
[ 6.,  8.,  3.,  2.]])
>>> alist= a.flatten()
>>> alist
[7.0, 5.0, 9.0, 3.0, 7.0, 2.0, 7.0, 8.0, 6.0, 8.0, 3.0, 2.0]
asolution = []
for r in range(len(alist):
for comb in itertools.combinations(alist, r):
if sum(comb)==TheValue:
asolution.append(comb)

Now just find the comb values in the array.

Like I said kinda brute force. Also depends if you want all solutions
or a solution.

Vincent

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> rf
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