mindspore.numpy.copysign(x1, x2, dtype=None)[source]

Changes the sign of x1 to that of x2, element-wise.

If x2 is a scalar, its sign will be copied to all elements of x1.


Numpy arguments out, where, casting, order, subok, signature, and extobj are not supported. Complex inputs are not supported now.

  • x1 (Union[int, float, list, tuple, Tensor]) – Values to change the sign of.

  • x2 (Union[int, float, list, tuple, Tensor]) – The sign of x2 is copied to x1. If x1.shape != x2.shape, they must be broadcastable to a common shape (which becomes the shape of the output).

  • dtype (mindspore.dtype, optional) – defaults to None. Overrides the dtype of the output Tensor.


Tensor or scalar. The values of x1 with the sign of x2. This is a scalar if both x1 and x2 are scalars.


TypeError – if dtype of the input is not in the given types or the input can not be converted to tensor.

Supported Platforms:

Ascend GPU CPU


>>> import mindspore.numpy as np
>>> output = np.copysign(np.array([1, -1, -1]), np.array([-1, 1, -1]))
>>> print(output)
[-1  1 -1]