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Numpy Array – Get All Values Greater than a Given Value

The Numpy library in Python comes with a number of useful functions and methods to work with and manipulate the data in arrays. In this tutorial, we will look at how to get all the values in a Numpy array that are greater than a given value, k with the help of some examples.

Steps to get all the values greater than a given value in Numpy

get all values from a numpy array that are greater than a given value

You can use boolean indexing to filter the Numpy array such that the resulting array contains only the elements that specify a given condition. For example, values greater than k.

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Step 1 – Create a Numpy array

First, we will create a Numpy array that we will be using throughout this tutorial.

import numpy as np

# create a numpy array
ar = np.array([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7])
# display the array


[1 2 3 4 5 6 7]

Here, we used the numpy.array() function to create a one-dimensional Numpy array containing some numbers.

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Step 2 – Filter the array using a boolean expression

To get all the values from a Numpy array greater than a given value, filter the array using boolean indexing.

First, we will specify our boolean expression, ar > k and then use the boolean array resulting from this expression to filter our original array.

For example, let’s get all the values in the above array that are greater than 4 (k = 4).

# values in array greater than 4
print(ar[ar > 4])


[5 6 7]

We get all the values in the array ar that are greater than 4.

To understand what’s happening here, let’s look under the hood. Let’s see what we get from the expression ar > 4.

ar > 4


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array([False, False, False, False,  True,  True,  True])

We get a boolean array. The boolean values in this array represent whether a value at a particular index satisfies the given condition or not (in our case whether the element is greater than 4 or not).

When we do ar[ar > 4], we are essentially filtering the original array where the condition evaluates to True.

You can similarly filter a Numpy array for other conditions as well.

Summary – Get all values greater than a given value in a Numpy array

In this tutorial, we looked at how to get all the values in a Numpy array that are greater than a given value. The following is a short summary of the steps mentioned –

  1. Create a Numpy array (skip this step if you already have an array to operate on).
  2. Use boolean indexing to filter the array for only the values that are greater than the given value, ar[ar > k].

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  • Piyush Raj

    Piyush is a data professional passionate about using data to understand things better and make informed decisions. He has experience working as a Data Scientist in the consulting domain and holds an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. His hobbies include watching cricket, reading, and working on side projects.