[Numpy-discussion] change of default dtype

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Wed Sep 20 19:39:43 CDT 2006


It is a wiki, and contributions are absolutely welcome, so please go
ahead and change it to be more clear.

Bill Baxter wrote:

>I think that's supposed to be covered by this line:
>"The default array data-type is now float64 (c double precision)
>instead of c integer."
>
>But yeh, I agree.  It's definitely not obvious what that means in
>terms of concrete API changes.
>
>--bb
>
>On 9/21/06, David Grant <davidgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
>  
>
>>I noticed that the default dtype for the "ones" and "zeros" functions is now
>>float, whereas it used to be int. Should this be noted at
>>http://www.scipy.org/ReleaseNotes/NumPy_1.0 since it does
>>break code (if you are using the array you creating with ones or zeros as
>>indices into another array).
>>
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