## Tensor to NumPy: NumPy Array To Tensorflow Tensor And Back

Tensor to NumPy - Convert a NumPy array to a Tensorflow Tensor as well as convert a TensorFlow Tensor to a NumPy array

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Today, we’re going to learn how to convert between NumPy arrays and TensorFlow tensors and back.

We’re going to begin by creating a file: numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py.

``````# command line
e numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py
``````

We’re going to import TensorFlow as tf, that’s the standard, and import NumPy as np.

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
import tensorflow as tf
import numpy as np
``````

We’re going to begin by generating a NumPy array by using the random.rand method to generate a 3 by 2 random matrix using NumPy.

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
# ...
np_array = np.random.rand(3, 2)
``````

If we run the code, we can see that it’s just a standard NumPy array.

``````# command line
python numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py
``````

But then I’m going to create a standard TensorFlow session using the tf.Session method.

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
# ...
sess = tf.Session()
``````

We’re then going to use a session to convert the NumPy array into TensorFlow tensor using the tf.constant method.

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
# ...
with sess.as_default():
tensor = tf.constant(np_array)
``````

And then we’re going to print that tensor

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
# ...
print(tensor)
``````

so you’re going to see that it actually is a TensorFlow tensor.

``````# command line
python numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py
``````

As you see, it is a tensor.

Finally, we’re going to convert it back by using the tensor.eval method.

``````# numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py file
# ...
numpy_array_2 = tensor.eval()
print(numpy_array_2)
``````

As you can see, we’ve got our original NumPy array back.

``````# command line
python numpy-arrays-to-tensorflow-tensors-and-back.py
``````

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