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Python for Finance

By : Yuxing Yan
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Python for Finance

By: Yuxing Yan

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Python for Finance
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The x.sum() dot function

After x is defined as a NumPy array, we could use x.function() to conduct related operations such as x.sum() as shown in the following lines of code:

>>>import numpy as np

If x is a NumPy array, we could have other functions with the same dot format as well: x.mean(), x.min(), x.max(), x.var(), x.argmin(), x.clip(), x.copy(), x.diagonal(), x.reshape(), x.tolist(), x.fill(), x.transpose(), x.flatten(), and x.argmax(). Those dot functions are useful because of the convenience they offer. The following commands show two such examples:


The np.min() function shows the minimum value, while the np.argmin() function gives the location (that is, index) of the minimum value.