Python/C3/Gettingstartedwitharrays/English
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Hello friends and welcome to the spoken tutorial on 'Getting started with arrays'. 
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Learning objectives 
At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to,

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Prerequisite slide 
Before beginning this tutorial,we would suggest you to complete the tutorial on "Getting started with Lists". 
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Overview of array 
Arrays are homogeneous data structures. Unlike lists, arrays cannot have heterogeneous data elements. They can have only one type of data as their entries, be them all integers, strings, or maybe floats, but not a mix.
Arrays of a given length are comparatively much faster in mathematical operations than lists of the same length, because of the fact that they are homogeneous data structures. Now let us see how to create arrays. 
Open the terminal and run the following command
ipython pylab 
Run your IPython interpreter with pylab option, to load the required modules to work with arrays. 
a1 = array([1,2,3,4])  To create an array we will use the function array() as, 
a2 = array([[1,2,3,4],[5,6,7,8]])  Notice that we created a one dimensional array here. Also notice that the object we passed to create an array is a list.
Now let us see how to create a two dimensional array. We create two dimensional array by converting a list of lists to an array as, 
ar = arange(1,9)
print ar 
Now let us use arange() function to create the same array as before. 
ar.reshape(2,4)
ar.reshape(4,2) ar = ar.reshape(2,4) 
As you can see, we obtained a one dimensional array with elements from 1 to 8.
Now can we make it a two dimensional array of order 2 by 4? Yes,we can.For this we will have to use the function reshape(), 
l1 = [1,2,3,4]  Hence,we got our twodimensional array.
Now, let us see how to convert a list object to an array. We define a list,say l1 
a3 = array(l1)  Now to convert this list to an array,we use the array function as, 
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Shape of an array 
To find the shape of an array we can use the method .shape, let us check the shape of the arrays we have created so far, 
Switch to the terminal
a2.shape 
a2.shape object is a tuple, and it returned a tuple (2, 4).A tuple is nothing but an ordered list of elements.
Pause the video here, try out the following exercise and resume the video. 
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Assignment 1 
Find out the shape of the other arrays i.e. a1, a3, ar that we have created. 
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a1.shape a3.shape ar.shape 
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a4 = array([1,2,3,'a string'])  Now let us try to create a new array with a mix of elements and see what will happen, 
a4
Highlight all the array elements one by one using mouse movements accordingly 
Well, we would expect an error as it has been previously mentioned that arrays handle elements with the same datatype, but it didn't raise an error. Let us check the values in the new array created. Type a4 in the terminal, 
Did you notice it, all the elements have been implicitly type casted as strings, though our first three elements were meant to be integers. Also,if you have noticed,we got something like 'dtype S8' in the output. dtype is nothing but the datatype which is the minimum type required to hold the objects in the sequence.  
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Identity & zeros methods 
Let us now move on to study functions like zeros() and ones(). For this ,we will have to create a matrix. let us see how to create an identity matrix of a given size, that is a twodimensional array in which all the diagonal elements are ones and rest of the elements are zeros. We can create an identity matrix using the function identity().
The function identity() takes an integer argument which specifies the size of the desired matrix, 
Switch to the terminal
identity(3) 
As you can see the identity function returned a three by three square matrix with all the diagonal elements as one and the rest of the elements as zeros.
zeros() function accepts a tuple, which is the order of the array that we want to create, and it generates an array with all elements as zeros. Let us create an array of the order four by five with all the elements zero. We can do it using the method zeros(), 
zeros((4,5))  Notice that we passed a tuple to the function zeros. Pause the video here, try out the following exercise and resume the video. 
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Learning Assignment 
Find out about the functions
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a1  Try the following, first check the value of a1, 
a1 * 2  We see that a1 is a single dimensional array, Let us now try a1*2 
a1  It returned a new array with all the elements multiplied by 2. Now let us again check the contents of a1 
a1 + 2
a1 
note that the value of a1 still remains the same.
Similarly with addition, 
a1 += 2  it returns a new array, with all the elements summed with two. But again notice that the value of a1 has not been changed.
You may change the value of a1 by simply assigning the newly returned array as, 
a  Notice the change in elements of a by typing 'a' 
a1 = array([1,2,3,4])
a2 = array([1,2,3,4]) a1 + a2 
We can use all the mathematical operations with arrays, Now let us try this 
a1 * a2  This returns an array with element by element addition 
a1*a2 returns an array with element by element multiplication, notice that it does not perform matrix multiplication.  
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Summary slide 
This brings us to the end of the end of this tutorial. In this tutorial, we have learnt to,

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Self assessment questions slide 
Here are some self assessment questions for you to solve

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Solution of self assessment questions on slide 
And the answers,
Enumerated list ends without a blank line; unexpected unindent. x = array([[1, 2, 3], [5, 6, 7]])

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Acknowledgment slide 
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and found it useful. Thank you! 