[Numpy-discussion] Re: Vote: complex64 vs complex128

Tim Hochberg tim.hochberg at cox.net
Mon Apr 3 22:49:02 CDT 2006


Robert Kern wrote:

>Sebastian Haase wrote:
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>
>>Hi,
>>Could we start another poll on this !?
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>Please, let's leave voting as a method of last resort.
>
>  
>
>>I think I would vote
>>+1  for complex32 & complex64  mostly just because of "that's what I'm
>>used to"
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>>But I'm curious to hear what others "know to be in use" - e.g. Matlab or
>>IDL !
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>
>On the merits of the issue, I like the new scheme better. For whatever reason, I
>tend to remember it when coding. With Numeric, I would frequently second-guess
>myself and go to the prompt and tab-complete to look at all of the options and
>reason out the one I wanted.
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>

I can't bring myself to care. I almost always use dtype=complex and on 
the rare times I don't I can never remember what the scheme is 
regardless of which scheme it is / was / will be. On the other hand, if 
the scheme was Complex32x2 and Complex64x2, I could probably decipher 
what  that was without looking it up. It is is a little ugly and weird I 
admit, but that probably wouldn't bother me.

Regards,

-tim







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