[Numpy-discussion] Wrong error message

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Thu Nov 20 07:09:08 CST 2003


On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 22:14, Edward C. Jones wrote:
> Here is the program:
> 
>      #! /usr/bin/env python
>      import numarray
>      arr1 = numarray.zeros([3,2,1])
>      arr2 = numarray.zeros([3,2,1])
>      arr2[0] = arr1
> 
> and here is the error message:
> 
>      TypeError: _copyFromAndConvert: non-numarray input.
> 
> Should this program give this error message?

No.  I agree that's a pretty bad message.  Here's what CVS does now:

Traceback (most recent call last):
..
ValueError: Can't use non-rank-0 array as a scalar.

Even the new message is a little obscure;  feel free to suggest
improvements...

Regards,
Todd

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