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

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Mon Aug 28 14:36:24 CDT 2006


Christopher Barker wrote:
> 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)
>   

I think I prefer to just add the float, bool, object, unicode, str names 
to the "non-imported" numpy
name-space.

-Travis





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