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Python Introduction to NumPy Meet NumPy Introducing Arrays

Madhu Kosuri
Madhu Kosuri
215 Points

A NumPy array is similar to a Python list

A NumPy array is similar to a Python list

1 Answer

Pierre Guiglion
Pierre Guiglion
11,583 Points

Arrays are more restricted than lists, but those restrictions make them much more efficient to work with in terms of memory and speed. Two key differences are that:

  • their length can't be changed
  • all the values they hold must have the same type (can't have and array with both int and str)