numpy.char.center#

char.center(a, width, fillchar=' ')[source]#

Return a copy of a with its elements centered in a string of length width.

Calls str.center element-wise.

Parameters
aarray_like of str or unicode
widthint

The length of the resulting strings

fillcharstr or unicode, optional

The padding character to use (default is space).

Returns
outndarray

Output array of str or unicode, depending on input types

See also

str.center

Notes

This function is intended to work with arrays of strings. The fill character is not applied to numeric types.

Examples

>>> c = np.array(['a1b2','1b2a','b2a1','2a1b']); c
array(['a1b2', '1b2a', 'b2a1', '2a1b'], dtype='<U4')
>>> np.char.center(c, width=9)
array(['   a1b2  ', '   1b2a  ', '   b2a1  ', '   2a1b  '], dtype='<U9')
>>> np.char.center(c, width=9, fillchar='*')
array(['***a1b2**', '***1b2a**', '***b2a1**', '***2a1b**'], dtype='<U9')
>>> np.char.center(c, width=1)
array(['a', '1', 'b', '2'], dtype='<U1')