# How to Convert 2-D Arrays to 1-D Arrays

There are 3 methods to convert 2-D arrays to 1-D ones in Numpy. The following shows the key syntax.

Method 1:

numpy.ravel()

Method 2:

ndarray.flatten(order=’C’)

Method 3:

ndarray.reshape(-1)

## Example 1 (Method 1):

We can use numpy.ravel() to convert 2-D arrays to 1-D ones. Below is the example.

``````# import numpy
import numpy as np

# Create a 2-D numpy array of data:
X = np.array([[5, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14],[3, 1, 2, 5, 14, 15, 16]])
print('2-D array:\n',X)

# convert 2-D array to 1-D using ravel()
X=X.ravel()
print('1-D array:\n',X)``````

Output:

```2-D array:
[[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14]
[ 3  1  2  5 14 15 16]]

1-D array:
[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14  3  1  2  5 14 15 16]```

## Example 2 (Method 2):

We can also use the ndarray.flatten() to convert 2-D arrays to 1D ones. The following is the example.

``````# import numpy
import numpy as np

# Create a 2-D numpy array of data:
X = np.array([[5, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14],[3, 1, 2, 5, 14, 15, 16]])
print('2-D array:\n',X)

# convert 2-D array to 1-D using flatten()
X=X.flatten(order='C')
print('1-D array:\n',X)``````

Output:

```2-D array:
[[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14]
[ 3  1  2  5 14 15 16]]
1-D array:
[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14  3  1  2  5 14 15 16]```

## Example 3 (Method 3):

We can also use reshape() to convert 2-D arrays to 1D ones. The following is the example.

``````# import numpy
import numpy as np

# Create a 2-D numpy array of data:
X = np.array([[5, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14],[3, 1, 2, 5, 14, 15, 16]])
print('2-D array:\n',X)

# convert 2-D array to 1-D using reshape()
X=X.reshape(-1)
print('1-D array:\n',X)``````

Output:

```2-D array:
[[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14]
[ 3  1  2  5 14 15 16]]
1-D array:
[ 5  2  3  4 10 11 14  3  1  2  5 14 15 16]```