[Numpy-discussion] Re: Please chime in on proposed methods for arrays

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Mar 17 13:54:07 CST 2005


Joe Harrington wrote:

>I'll start by saying something positive: I am very encouraged by all
>the work that's going into resolving the small/big array split!
>  
>
Thanks,  more-hands makes less work...


>That said, I view a.Sin as a potentially devastating change, if
>traditional functional notation is not guarranteed to be preserved
>forever.
>  
>

Hold on, everybody.  I'm the last person that would move from sin(x) to 
x.Sin as a "requirement".   I don't believe this was ever suggested.  I 
was just remembering that someone thought it would be useful if x.sin() 
were allowed, and noticed that the PEP had not mentioned that as a 
possibility.

I'm inclined now to NOT add such computational methods and *require* 
ufuncs to be called as is currently done.

It's interesting to see so many responses to something that in my mind 
was not the big issue, and to hear very little about the 
multidimensional indexing proposal.

-Travis







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