How can I prevent the TypeError: list indices must be integers, not tuple when copying a python list to a numpy array?

The variable mean_data is a nested list, in Python accessing a nested list cannot be done by multi-dimensional slicing, i.e.: mean_data[1,2], instead one would write mean_data[1][2].

This is becausemean_data[2] is a list. Further indexing is done recursively – since mean_data[2] is a list, mean_data[2][0] is the first index of that list.

Additionally, mean_data[:][0] does not work because mean_data[:] returns mean_data.

The solution is to replace the array ,or import the original data, as follows:

mean_data = np.array(mean_data)

numpy arrays (like MATLAB arrays and unlike nested lists) support multi-dimensional slicing with tuples.

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