[Numpy-discussion] Multiarray PEP

Peter Verveer verveer at embl-heidelberg.de
Thu Feb 17 08:58:27 CST 2005


On 17 Feb 2005, at 17:53, Timo Korvola wrote:

> Paul Barrett <barrett at stsci.edu> writes:
>> I prefer Int16, UInt16, Float32, Float64, etc. for specifying
>> types.
>
> The C based types have their uses: if you want to call external
> libraries that use double or int from Python, you will want to work
> with arrays of double or int without having to care how many bits they
> happen to be on the current platform.

Agreed, I find them very useful for such cases. Normally I use the 
exact specifications, but I agree that the C based types should be 
around. Fortunately that should be easy to support.





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