[Numpy-discussion] how to get info about internals of an array object ?

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Fri Sep 15 14:49:56 CDT 2006


Sebastian Haase wrote:

>On Friday 15 September 2006 10:00, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>  
>
>>Sebastian Haase wrote:
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>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>what I'm asking is if numpy has an equivalent to numarray's info() 
>>>      
>>>
>function:
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>>>>>>na.arange(10).info()
>>>>>>            
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>>numpy.numarray.info(numpy.arange(10))
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>>(get recent SVN as there were some bugs just fixed.
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>>-Travis
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>
>Thanks,
>
>should this maybe also be added somewhere in the numpy module itself !?
>I guess the question is, what the original intent was for numarray to put it 
>in (only for debugging ?) -- then we could decide if this would also make 
>sense for numpy.
>
>I have never used numpy.info(obj) - I don't know what is does (compared to 
>__doc__)   
>
It prints the doc string of an object searching for it better than help 
seems to do and without a "pager".

Compare numpy.info(numpy.sin) versus help(numpy.sin)

I don't know what the info method was for other than debugging.  

What about having the __doc__ attribute of an ndarray return the info?


-Travis





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