# How to convert singleton array to a scalar value?

Given a singleton array, we have to convert it into a scaler value in Python.
Submitted by Pranit Sharma, on March 08, 2023

## NumPy: Converting singleton array to a scalar value

Suppose that we are given a singleton array like 1x1x1x1x1x1… and we need to convert it into a scalar value as 1.

Singleton is a creational design pattern, which ensures that only one object of its kind exists and provides a single point of access to it for any other code.

To convert a singleton array into a scalar value, we can use the item() function over the array and it will return the corresponding scalar value.

Let us understand with the help of an example,

## Python code to convert singleton array to a scalar value

```# Import numpy
import numpy as np

# Creating a numpy array
arr = np.array([[[[[[[[[1]]]]]]]]])

# Display original array
print("Original array:\n",arr,"\n")
print("Shape of arr is:\n",arr.shape,"\n")
# Getting the scalar value
res = arr.item()

# Display result
print("Result:\n",res,"\n")
```

Output:

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