[Numpy-discussion] Attributes vs functions in numarray.

Ralf Juengling juenglin at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Sep 18 01:16:02 CDT 2002


On Mon, 2002-09-16 at 22:11, Tim Hochberg wrote:
> 
> Can someone refresh my memory as to why some properties of NumArrays that
> are conceptually attributes are accessed as atributes (a.shape, a.rank),
> while others are accessed through functions (a.type, a.iscontiguous,...).

Yes, I'd like to understand as well; there is even a third. There are
attributes, e.g. a.shape       vs
methods,    e.g. a.type()      vs
functions   e.g. len(a).

Regards,
Ralf



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> -tim
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