# Find nearest value in numpy array?

Find nearest value in numpy array?

Asked on November 10, 2018 in

Use this code to find nearest value in numpy array:

```import numpy as np
def find_nearest(array, value):
array = np.asarray(array)
idx = (np.abs(array - value)).argmin()
return array[idx]
array = np.random.random(10)
print(array)
# [ 0.21069679 0.61290182 0.63425412 0.84635244 0.91599191 0.00213826
#     0.17104965 0.56874386 0.57319379 0.28719469]
value = 0.5
print(find_nearest(array, value))
# 0.568743859261
```

Try this extension to find the nearest vector in an array of vectors:

```import numpy as np
def find_nearest_vector(array, value):
idx = np.array([np.linalg.norm(x+y) for (x,y) in array-value]).argmin()
return array[idx]
A = np.random.random((10,2))*100
""" A = array([[ 34.19762933, 43.14534123],
[ 48.79558706, 47.79243283],
[ 38.42774411, 84.87155478],
[ 63.64371943, 50.7722317 ],
[ 73.56362857, 27.87895698],
[ 96.67790593, 77.76150486],
[ 68.86202147, 21.38735169],
[ 5.21796467, 59.17051276],
[ 82.92389467, 99.90387851],
[ 6.76626539, 30.50661753]])"""
pt = [6, 30]
print find_nearest_vector(A,pt)
# array([ 6.76626539, 30.50661753])
```

If there is no interest in use numpy,try this:

```def find_nearest(array, value):
n = [abs(i-value) for i in array]
idx = n.index(min(n))
return array[idx]
```