[SciPy-user] Concatenating 1D arrays

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 11:26:25 CST 2006

Rudolph van der Merwe wrote:
> What is the Numpy prefered way of recursively concatenating 1D arrays
> (vectors) into a 2D array (matrix)?
> I'm trying to convert the following Matlab code to Python:
> x=[];
> y=[];
> for k=1:N,
>     c = get_column_vector_from_somewhere()
>     r = get_row_vector_from_somewhere()
>     x = [x c]
>     y = [y; r]
> end

Assuming that you don't actually know N (in which case Johannes' second example
is appropriate),

x = []
y = []

while have_more_vectors():

x = hstack(x)
y = vstack(y)

Robert Kern
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