[Numpy-discussion] Creating arrays with fromfile

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Feb 16 22:51:02 CST 2006


Charles R Harris wrote:

>Hi Travis,
>
>I notice that the fromfile function in NumPy no longer accepts the
>shape keyword that the numarray version has. The functionalitiy can be
>duplicated by reshaping the array after creating it, but I think the
>shape keyword is a bit more convenient for that. Thoughts?
>
>  
>
It was just that much more effort to implement correctly in C and since 
it can be easily done using

fromfile(....).reshape(dim1,dim2,dim3,...)

I didn't think it critical. 

Perhaps numarray compatibility functions should be placed in a numcompat 
module.

-Travis





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