[Numpy-discussion] Creating and reshaping fortran order arrays
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Mon Aug 14 12:55:40 CDT 2006
Matthew Brett wrote:
> I am sorry if this is obvious, but:
It's O.K. I don't think many people are used to the fortran-order
stuff. So, I doubt it's obvious.
> For example, here is 0,1,2,3 as int32
> str = '\x00\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x00\x00\x03\x00\x00\x00'
> What is the best way of me putting this into a 2x2 array object so
> that the array recognizes the data is in fortran order. Sort of:
> a = somefunction(str, shape=(2,2), dtype=int32, order='F')
There isn't really a function like this because the fromstring function
only creates 1-d arrays that must be reshaped later (it also copies the
data from the string).
However, you can use the ndarray creation function itself to do what you
a = ndarray(shape=(2,2), dtype=int32, buffer=str, order='F')
This will use the memory of the string as the new array memory.
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