# [Numpy-discussion] shape setting problem

Robert Cimrman cimrman3 at ntc.zcu.cz
Wed Apr 12 05:59:28 CDT 2006

```Hi,

I have found a wierd behaviour when setting a shape of a view of an
array, see below...

r.
---
In [43]:a = nm.zeros( (10,5) )
In [44]:b = a[:,2]

In [47]:b.fill( 3 )

In [48]:a
Out[48]:
array([[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 3, 0, 0]])

-------------------------------------------ok

In [49]:b.fill( 0 )

In [50]:a
Out[50]:
array([[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0]])

In [51]:b.shape = (5,2)

In [52]:b
Out[52]:
array([[0, 0],
[0, 0],
[0, 0],
[0, 0],
[0, 0]])

In [53]:b.fill( 3 )

In [54]:a
Out[54]:
array([[0, 0, 3, 3, 3],
[3, 3, 3, 3, 3],
[3, 3, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0],
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0]])
------------------------------------ wrong?

Should not this give the same result as Out[48]?

```