[Numpy-discussion] NumPy Glossary: a request for review

Gary Ruben gruben at bigpond.net.au
Fri Feb 10 21:56:02 CST 2006


David Cooke corrected my misconceptions, so the glossary all looks good 
to me.

Gary R.

Sasha wrote:
> On 2/11/06, Gary Ruben <gruben at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
>> Stride isn't the distance in bytes is it?  Isn't it just the index
>> increment or alternatively the distance in terms of the multiplier of
>> the word length of the contained type.
> 
> Unfortunately it is in bytes and Travis convinced me that there is no
> way to change it.
> 
>> Also, a slight typo: concecutive -> consecutive.
> 
> I've changed that.  In the future, please just edit the wiki for
> obvious misspellings.  Spell check does not work for me on that wiki
> and English is not my first language, so any spelling/grammar
> corrections are more than welcome.
> 
>> Record
>>        A composite element of an array similar to C struct.
>>
>> This implies that you can contain different types in a record, which I
>> think is only true if you have an object array.
> 
> Record arrays is a new feature in numpy.  I think what I wrote is
> correct, but this entry will definitely benefit from a review by
> someone familiar with record arrays since I am not.




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