# Python List of np arrays to array

PythonArraysListNumpy## Python Problem Overview

I'm trying to turn a list of 2d numpy arrays into a 2d numpy array. For example,

```
dat_list = []
for i in range(10):
dat_list.append(np.zeros([5, 10]))
```

What I would like to get out of this list is an array that is (50, 10). However, when I try the following, I get a (10,5,10) array.

```
output = np.array(dat_list)
```

Thoughts?

## Python Solutions

## Solution 1 - Python

you want to stack them:

```
np.vstack(dat_list)
```

## Solution 2 - Python

Above accepted answer is correct for 2D arrays as you requested. For 3D input arrays though, vstack() will give you a surprising outcome. For those, use stack(, 0).

## Solution 3 - Python

See https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/reference/generated/numpy.append.html for details. You can use append, but will want to specify the axis on which to append.

```
dat_list.append(np.zeros([5, 10]),axis=0)
```