# numpy.recarray.itemset¶

method

`recarray.``itemset`(*args)

Insert scalar into an array (scalar is cast to array’s dtype, if possible)

There must be at least 1 argument, and define the last argument as item. Then, `a.itemset(*args)` is equivalent to but faster than `a[args] = item`. The item should be a scalar value and args must select a single item in the array a.

Parameters
*argsArguments

If one argument: a scalar, only used in case a is of size 1. If two arguments: the last argument is the value to be set and must be a scalar, the first argument specifies a single array element location. It is either an int or a tuple.

Notes

Compared to indexing syntax, `itemset` provides some speed increase for placing a scalar into a particular location in an `ndarray`, if you must do this. However, generally this is discouraged: among other problems, it complicates the appearance of the code. Also, when using `itemset` (and `item`) inside a loop, be sure to assign the methods to a local variable to avoid the attribute look-up at each loop iteration.

Examples

```>>> np.random.seed(123)
>>> x = np.random.randint(9, size=(3, 3))
>>> x
array([[2, 2, 6],
[1, 3, 6],
[1, 0, 1]])
>>> x.itemset(4, 0)
>>> x.itemset((2, 2), 9)
>>> x
array([[2, 2, 6],
[1, 0, 6],
[1, 0, 9]])
```