[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on an ndarray super-class
Steven H. Rogers
steve at shrogers.com
Thu Feb 23 18:34:04 CST 2006
I don't have an immediate use for this, but if available, I expect that it
would be used.
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> The bigndarray class is going to disappear (probably in the next release
> of NumPy). It was a stop-gap measure as the future of 64-bit fixes in
> Python was unclear. Python 2.5 will have removed the 64-bit limitations
> that led to the bigndarray and so it will be removed.
> I have been thinking, however, of replacing it with a super-class that
> does not define the dimensions or strides.
> In other words, the default array would be just a block of memory. The
> standard array would inherit from the default and add dimension and
> strides pointers.
> I was thinking that this might make it easier for sub-classes using
> fixed-sized dimensions and strides. I'm not sure if that would actually
> be useful, but since I was thinking about the disappearance of the
> bigndarray, I thought I would ask for comments.
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