# scipy.spatial.cKDTree.query¶

cKDTree.query(self, x, k=1, eps=0, p=2, distance_upper_bound=np.inf, workers=1)

Query the kd-tree for nearest neighbors

Parameters
xarray_like, last dimension self.m

An array of points to query.

klist of integer or integer

The list of k-th nearest neighbors to return. If k is an integer it is treated as a list of [1, … k] (range(1, k+1)). Note that the counting starts from 1.

epsnon-negative float

Return approximate nearest neighbors; the k-th returned value is guaranteed to be no further than (1+eps) times the distance to the real k-th nearest neighbor.

pfloat, 1<=p<=infinity

Which Minkowski p-norm to use. 1 is the sum-of-absolute-values “Manhattan” distance 2 is the usual Euclidean distance infinity is the maximum-coordinate-difference distance A finite large p may cause a ValueError if overflow can occur.

distance_upper_boundnonnegative float

Return only neighbors within this distance. This is used to prune tree searches, so if you are doing a series of nearest-neighbor queries, it may help to supply the distance to the nearest neighbor of the most recent point.

workersint, optional

Number of workers to use for parallel processing. If -1 is given all CPU threads are used. Default: 1.

Changed in version 1.6.0: The “n_jobs” argument was renamed “workers”. The old name “n_jobs” is deprecated and will stop working in SciPy 1.8.0.

Returns
darray of floats

The distances to the nearest neighbors. If `x` has shape `tuple+(self.m,)`, then `d` has shape `tuple+(k,)`. When k == 1, the last dimension of the output is squeezed. Missing neighbors are indicated with infinite distances.

indarray of ints

The index of each neighbor in `self.data`. If `x` has shape `tuple+(self.m,)`, then `i` has shape `tuple+(k,)`. When k == 1, the last dimension of the output is squeezed. Missing neighbors are indicated with `self.n`.

Notes

If the KD-Tree is periodic, the position `x` is wrapped into the box.

When the input k is a list, a query for arange(max(k)) is performed, but only columns that store the requested values of k are preserved. This is implemented in a manner that reduces memory usage.

Examples

```>>> import numpy as np
>>> from scipy.spatial import cKDTree
>>> x, y = np.mgrid[0:5, 2:8]
>>> tree = cKDTree(np.c_[x.ravel(), y.ravel()])
```

To query the nearest neighbours and return squeezed result, use

```>>> dd, ii = tree.query([[0, 0], [2.2, 2.9]], k=1)
>>> print(dd, ii, sep='\n')
[2.         0.2236068]
[ 0 13]
```

To query the nearest neighbours and return unsqueezed result, use

```>>> dd, ii = tree.query([[0, 0], [2.2, 2.9]], k=)
>>> print(dd, ii, sep='\n')
[[2.        ]
[0.2236068]]
[[ 0]
]
```

To query the second nearest neighbours and return unsqueezed result, use

```>>> dd, ii = tree.query([[0, 0], [2.2, 2.9]], k=)
>>> print(dd, ii, sep='\n')
[[2.23606798]
[0.80622577]]
[[ 6]
]
```

To query the first and second nearest neighbours, use

```>>> dd, ii = tree.query([[0, 0], [2.2, 2.9]], k=2)
>>> print(dd, ii, sep='\n')
[[2.         2.23606798]
[0.2236068  0.80622577]]
[[ 0  6]
[13 19]]
```

or, be more specific

```>>> dd, ii = tree.query([[0, 0], [2.2, 2.9]], k=[1, 2])
>>> print(dd, ii, sep='\n')
[[2.         2.23606798]
[0.2236068  0.80622577]]
[[ 0  6]
[13 19]]
```