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# Accessing a value in a NumPy 2D array

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To access a value in a Numpy 2D array, use the `[]`

syntax.

Suppose we have the following 2D Numpy array:

```
x = np.array([[1,2,3], [4,5,6]])x
array([[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]])
```

# Accessing a value

To access the value residing at row 0 column 1 (i.e. the value 2):

```
x[0,1]
2
```

To access the value residing at row 1 column 2 (i.e. the value 6):

```
x[1,2]
6
```

WARNING

Do not use `[][]`

syntax

In this previous code snippet, we could have used `x[1][2]`

instead of `x[1,2]`

, which would also return the value 6. However, it is not good practice to use double `[]`

s in Numpy. `x[1][2]`

involves two steps: firstly accessing row 1 (i.e. `[4,5,6]`

), and then accessing the 2nd index (i.e. 6). On the other hand, `x[1,2]`

involves just one step, that is, the value is directly fetched, and is therefore faster than double `[]`

s.

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