We are all familiar with the word infinity. And we know that infinity is a nonfinite number in mathematics. But do you know we can use **infinity in python**? If you know about it. It is perfect. Suppose you don’t have any knowledge about it. Don’t worry; this article will help you learn about it. Now we are going to see how to use NumPy infinity in python. We can also use the math function for infinity.

**Numpy infinity is an infinite number. It may be either positive or negative values.** **In the digital world, infinity is useful to measure performance and algorithms. This performs computations on large-scale applications. In NumPy, we have np.inf and -np.inf. np.inf is for positive infinity, and -np.inf is for negative infinity. **

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## Representing Infinite Values

```
import numpy as np
def inf(num):
if num==np.inf:
print("Positive Infinity:",num)
elif num==-np.inf:
print("Negative Infinity:",num)
return num
inf(np.inf)
inf(-np.inf)
```

This code is to represent a positive infinity and negative infinity in a numpy library.

Import a numpy module. Create a function named **inf**. If the input value is np.inf, it will return **positive infinity**. And -np.inf is negative infinity.

**Output**

Positive Infinity: inf Negative Infinity: -inf

## What is mean by numpy isinf?

The isinf is a function that is useful to check if the given is positive infinity, negative infinity, or not an infinity.

### Syntax

numpy.isinf(sequence)

### Parameter

**sequence**: It may be an element or array.

### Return

bool value

## To check if the number is infinite or not

### Example 1

```
import numpy as np
x=np.inf
y=100
z=-np.inf
print(np.isinf(x))
print(np.isinf(y))
print(np.isinf(z))
```

Import a **numpy module**. Assigning values for x, y, and z. If the given value is infinite, it will return True. Otherwise, it returns False.

**Output**

True False True

### Example 2: Check using nan

```
>>> import numpy as np
>>> np.isinf(np.nan)
```

Now using nan(not a number) to check whether it is an infinite value or not.

**Output**

False

### Example 3: Check using an array

```
import numpy as np
x=[1,2,4,5]
print(np.isinf(x))
```

This code is useful to implement an array to isinf function.

**Output**

[False False False False]

## What is mean by numpy isposinf?

It checks whether the element is positive infinity or not.

### Syntax

isposinf(sequence)

### Parameter

**sequence**: It may be an element or array.

### Return

bool value

### Code

```
import numpy as np
x=[1,2,4,5]
y=np.inf
z=-np.inf
print(np.isposinf(x))
print(np.isposinf(y))
print(np.isposinf(z))
```

So far, we have learned about isinf. It will return True for both positive infinity and negative infinity value. But isposinf returns True only for the positive infinity.

**Output**

[False False False False] True False

## What is mean by numpy isneginf?

It checks whether the element is negative infinity or not.

### Syntax

isneginf(sequence)

### Parameter

**sequence**: It may be an element or array.

### Code

```
import numpy as np
x=[1,2,4,5]
y=np.inf
z=-np.inf
print(np.isneginf(x))
print(np.isneginf(y))
print(np.isneginf(z))
```

This code returns True only for the negative infinity.

**Output**

[False False False False] False True

## Other names for inf

**Inf****Infinity****PINF****infty**

## numpy.inf and float(‘inf’) are interchangeable

There is no more difference between np.inf and float.inf or math.inf. They all are interchangeable.

**Example**

```
import numpy as np
import math
print(np.inf==float('inf'))
print(np.inf==math.inf)
```

**Output**

True True

You can understand from the above example that np.inf, float(‘inf’), math.inf is the same.

## Size of numpy.inf

```
import sys
print(sys.getsizeof(np.inf))
```

**Output**

24

## More to know: Compare finite numbers and infinite

```
import numpy as np
x=input("Enter a value:")
y=input("Enter a value:")
def compare(a,b):
if a>b:
print(f'{x} is greater than {y}')
else:
print(f'{y} is greater than {x}')
compare(x,y)
```

Import numpy module. Get the values of x and y from the user. Create a function named compare. Use decision-making statements to check the conditions. It is better to use formatted functions while displaying results. So that user can easily understand the result, next to comparing x and y values.

**Output**

Enter a value:np.inf Enter a value:1000 np.inf is greater than 1000

## Why numpy.inf is better than float(‘inf’)?

Numpy.inf is more better than float(‘inf’). Because creating a variable in numpy.inf is faster than float(‘inf’). **np.inf takes 37.9 ns ± 0.69 ns per loop. **On the other hand **float(‘inf’) takes 232 ns ± 13.9 ns per loop**.

Also, NumPy defines many alias names for inf. So we can easily remember it.

So numpy.inf is better than float(‘inf’).

## How to replace numpy infinity values from array?

```
import numpy as np
x=[np.inf,3,9]
x[x==np.inf]=5
print(x)
```

This code is to replace the infinity value with 5.

**Output**

[5, 3, 9]

## FAQs Related to numpy infinity in python

**1. What is the floating-point representation of positive infinity?**

The floating-point representation of positive infinity is **IEEE 754**.

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