How to get numpy array of subplot in python?

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I am studying about subplot’s in python .I have used the function plt.subplots for creating subplot in Ipython notebook.

plt.subplots- that creates a new figure and returns a numPy array containing the created subplot objects.

I got the figure but have not any numpy array, instead I am getting the array as shown in the figure. Please help me to understand it!