[Numpy-discussion] Time for beta1 of NumPy 1.0

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 21:40:19 CDT 2006


I also find the int behavior of these functions strange.

+1 float default (or double)

--bb

On 6/30/06, Tim Leslie <tim.leslie at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 6/30/06, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/29/06, Alan G Isaac <aisaac at american.edu> wrote:
> > > A rather minor issue, but I would just like to make sure
> > > that a policy decision was made not to move to a float
> > > default for identity(), ones(), zeros(), and empty().
> > > (I leave aside arange().)
> > >
> > > I see the argument for a change to be 3-fold:
> > > 1. It is easier to introduce people to numpy if
> > >    default data types are all float.  (I teach,
> > >    and I want my students to use numpy.)
> > > 2. It is a better match to languages from which
> > >    users are likely to migrate (e.g., GAUSS or
> > >    Matlab).
> > > 3. In the uses I am most familiar with, float is
> > >    the most frequently desired data type.  (I guess
> > >    this may be field specific, especially for empty().)
> >
> > I vote float.
>
> +1 float
>
> Tim
>
>
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