Counts the number of non-zero values in the array
The word “non-zero” is in reference to the Python 2.x built-in method
__bool__()in Python 3.x) of Python objects that tests an object’s “truthfulness”. For example, any number is considered truthful if it is nonzero, whereas any string is considered truthful if it is not the empty string. Thus, this function (recursively) counts how many elements in
a(and in sub-arrays thereof) have their
__bool__()method evaluated to
- a : array_like
The array for which to count non-zeros.
- axis : int or tuple, optional
Axis or tuple of axes along which to count non-zeros. Default is None, meaning that non-zeros will be counted along a flattened version of
- count : int or array of int
Number of non-zero values in the array along a given axis. Otherwise, the total number of non-zero values in the array is returned.
- Return the coordinates of all the non-zero values.
>>> np.count_nonzero(np.eye(4)) 4 >>> np.count_nonzero([[0,1,7,0,0],[3,0,0,2,19]]) 5 >>> np.count_nonzero([[0,1,7,0,0],[3,0,0,2,19]], axis=0) array([1, 1, 1, 1, 1]) >>> np.count_nonzero([[0,1,7,0,0],[3,0,0,2,19]], axis=1) array([2, 3])