[Numpy-discussion] repr for numarray

Tim Hochberg tim.hochberg at ieee.org
Tue Jun 11 12:30:02 CDT 2002


I would also be inclined toward option 3 with the caveat that THRESHOLD=None
should print all the values for the purists out there (or if you want to use
repr to dump the array to some sort of flat file).

-tim


> On June 11, 2002 02:43 pm, Perry Greenfield wrote:
>
> > Yet on the other hand, it is undeniably convenient to use
> > repr (by typing a variable) for small arrays interactively
> > rather than using a print statement. This leads to 3 possible
> > proposals for handling repr:
> >
> > 1) Do what is done now, always print a string that when
> > eval'ed will recreate the array.
> >
> > 2) Only give summary information for the array regardless of
> > its size.
> >
> > 3) Print the array if it has fewer than THRESHOLD number of
> > elements, otherwise print a summary. THRESHOLD may be adjusted
> > by the user.
> >
> > The last appears to be the most utilitarian to us, yet
> > 'impure' somehow.  Certainly there are may objects for which
>
> I vote for number 3, and have no hang-ups about any real or perceived
> "impurity".  This is an issue that I deal with daily.
>
> Scott
>
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