# numpy flatten

a是个矩阵或者数组，a.flatten()就是把a降到一维，默认是按横的方向降

>>> a = np.array([[1,2], [3,4]])
>>> a.flatten()
array([1, 2, 3, 4])
>>> a.flatten('F') #按竖的方向降
array([1, 3, 2, 4])

>>> from numpy import *

>>> a = [[1,3],[2,4],[3,5]]
>>> a = mat(a)
>>> y = a.flatten()
>>> y
matrix([[1, 3, 2, 4, 3, 5]])
>>> y = a.flatten().A
>>> y
array([[1, 3, 2, 4, 3, 5]])
>>> shape(y)
(1, 6)
>>> y = a.flatten().A[0]
>>> shape(y)
(6,)
>>> y
array([1, 3, 2, 4, 3, 5])

# numpy.chararray.flatten

chararray.flatten(order='C')

Return a copy of the array collapsed into one dimension.

 Parameters: order : {‘C’, ‘F’, ‘A’, ‘K’}, optional ‘C’ means to flatten in row-major (C-style) order. ‘F’ means to flatten in column-major (Fortran- style) order. ‘A’ means to flatten in column-major order if a is Fortran contiguous in memory, row-major order otherwise. ‘K’ means to flatten a in the order the elements occur in memory. The default is ‘C’. y : ndarray A copy of the input array, flattened to one dimension.

ravel
Return a flattened array.
flat
A 1-D flat iterator over the array.

Examples

>>> a = np.array([[1,2], [3,4]])
>>> a.flatten()
array([1, 2, 3, 4])
>>> a.flatten('F')
array([1, 3, 2, 4])