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You can use the following basic syntax to export a NumPy array to a CSV file:

**import numpy as np
#define NumPy array
data = np.array([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
#export array to CSV file
np.savetxt("my_data.csv", data, delimiter=",")
**

The following examples show how to use this syntax in practice.

**Example 1: Export NumPy Array to CSV**

The following code shows how to export a NumPy array to a CSV file:

**import numpy as np
#define NumPy array
data = np.array([[1,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,8,9], [10, 11, 12], [13, 14, 15]])
#export array to CSV file
np.savetxt("my_data.csv", data, delimiter=",")**

If I navigate to the location where the CSV file is saved on my laptop, I can view the data:

**Example 2: Export NumPy Array to CSV With Specific Format**

The default format for numbers is “%.18e” – this displays 18 zeros. However, we can use the **fmt** argument to specify a different format.

For example, the following code exports a NumPy array to CSV and specifies two decimal places:

**import numpy as np
#define NumPy array
data = np.array([[1,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,8,9], [10, 11, 12], [13, 14, 15]])
#export array to CSV file (using 2 decimal places)
np.savetxt("my_data.csv", data, delimiter=",", fmt="%.2f")**

If I navigate to the location where the CSV file is saved, I can view the data:

**Example 3: Export NumPy Array to CSV With Headers**

The following code shows how to export a NumPy array to a CSV file with custom column headers:

**import numpy as np
#define NumPy array
data = np.array([[1,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,8,9], [10, 11, 12], [13, 14, 15]])
#export array to CSV file (using 2 decimal places)
np.savetxt("my_data.csv", data, delimiter=",", fmt="%.2f",
header="A, B, C", comments="")**

**Note**: The **comments** argument prevents a “#” symbol from being displayed in the headers.

If I navigate to the location where the CSV file is saved, I can view the data:

** Note**: You can find the complete documentation for the **numpy.savetxt()** function here.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common read and write operations in Python:

How to Read CSV Files with NumPy

How to Read CSV Files with Pandas

How to Export Pandas DataFrame to CSV File