[Numpy-discussion] request for new array method: arr.abs()

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Mon Aug 28 12:48:11 CDT 2006


Travis Oliphant wrote:

> Instead, I like better the idea of adding abs, round, max, and min to 
> the "non-import-*" namespace of numpy.

Another I'd like is the built-in data types. I always use:

import numpy as N

so then I do:

a = zeros(shape, float)
or
a = zeros(shape, N.float_)

but for non-built-in types, I can't do the former.

The underscore is minor but why not just have:

float = float

in numpy.py?

(and of course, the others)

-Chris




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