[Numpy-discussion] rank-0 arrays

Konrad Hinsen hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr
Fri Sep 13 13:34:02 CDT 2002


Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> writes:

> If we just implemented Python scalars for the other precisions then much
> of this rank 0 array business would be solved as we could always return
> the Python scalar rather than an array for rank 0 arrays.
> 
> I believe Konrad made this suggestion many moons ago and I would agree

Right. I still think this is the best solution in that it is the least
confusing. If I remember correctly, the main objection was that
implementing all those types was not as trivial as hoped, but I forgot
the details (and it wasn't me who tried).

Konrad.
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