TypeError: Only Integer Scalar Arrays Can Be Converted To A Scalar Index With 1d Numpy Indices Array

The error message "TypeError: only integer scalar arrays can be converted to a scalar index with 1D numpy indices array" is raised when you’re trying to use a non-integer scalar array as an index with a 1D numpy indices array.

Here’s an example to reproduce this error:

import numpy as np

arr = np.array([1, 2, 3, 4, 5])
indices = np.array([0.5, 1.5, 2.5])

result = arr[indices]

In this example, we’re trying to use a 1D array indices that contains non-integer values as an index for accessing elements from the array arr. However, numpy expects the indices to be integer scalars, not floats. Hence it raises the "TypeError" with the above error message.

To fix this error, you need to ensure that the indices array contains only integer values. One way to do this is by converting the array to integer type using the astype() method:

import numpy as np

arr = np.array([1, 2, 3, 4, 5])
indices = np.array([0.5, 1.5, 2.5]).astype(int)

result = arr[indices]

Now the indices array contains only integer values, and you should not encounter the "TypeError" anymore.

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