[Numpy-discussion] index objects are not broadcastable to a single shape
simon at arrowtheory.com
Wed Apr 12 20:34:04 CDT 2006
On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 19:29:10 -0600
Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:
> The problem with these error messages is that some code is used in a
> wide-variety of circumstances. The original error message was conceived
> in thinking about the application of the code to one circumstance while
> this particular error is occurring in a different one.
> The standard behavior is to just propagate the error up. Better error
> messages means catching a lot more errors and special-casing error
> messages. It can be done, but it's tedious work.
OK. Can the error message be a little more generic, longer, etc. ?
"shape mismatch (index objects are not broadcastable to a single shape)" ?
I don't know either. I'm just thinking about all the new numpy/python users at work
here that I will need to hand hold. Error messages like this are pretty scary.
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