# [SOLVED] Reshaping a dask.array in Fortran-contiguous order

## Issue

I would like to ask if there is a way how to reshape a `dask` array in Fortran-contiguous (column-major) order since the parallelized version of the `np.reshape` function is not supported yet (see here).

## Solution

Fortran-contiguous (column-major) order is simply C-contiguous (row-major) order in reverse. So there’s a simple work around for the fact that dask array doesn’t support `order='F'`:

• Transpose your array to reverse its dimensions.
• Reshape it to the reverse of your desired shape.
• Transpose it back.

In a function:

``````def reshape_fortran(x, shape):
return x.T.reshape(shape[::-1]).T
``````

Transposing with NumPy/dask is basically free (it doesn’t copy any data), so in principle this operation should also be quite efficient.

Here’s a simple test to verify it does the right thing:

``````In [48]: import numpy as np

In [49]: import dask.array as da

In [50]: x = np.arange(100).reshape(10, 10)

In [51]: y = da.from_array(x, chunks=5)

In [52]: shape = (2, 5, 10)

In [53]: np.array_equal(reshape_fortran(y, shape).compute(),
...:                x.reshape(shape, order='F'))
...:
Out[53]: True
``````