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numpy.reciprocal(x, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'reciprocal'>

Return the reciprocal of the argument, element-wise.

Calculates 1/x.

x : array_like

Input array.

out : ndarray, None, or tuple of ndarray and None, optional

A location into which the result is stored. If provided, it must have a shape that the inputs broadcast to. If not provided or None, a freshly-allocated array is returned. A tuple (possible only as a keyword argument) must have length equal to the number of outputs.

where : array_like, optional

Values of True indicate to calculate the ufunc at that position, values of False indicate to leave the value in the output alone.


For other keyword-only arguments, see the ufunc docs.

y : ndarray

Return array. This is a scalar if x is a scalar.



This function is not designed to work with integers.

For integer arguments with absolute value larger than 1 the result is always zero because of the way Python handles integer division. For integer zero the result is an overflow.


>>> np.reciprocal(2.)
>>> np.reciprocal([1, 2., 3.33])
array([ 1.       ,  0.5      ,  0.3003003])