[Numpy-discussion] numpy1.2 : make sorts unary ufuncs

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Apr 19 00:02:00 CDT 2008


On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 10:53 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:47 PM, Charles R Harris
> > <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > The signature for a ufunc is something like
> > >
> > > @TYPE@_@kind@(char **args, intp *dimensions, intp *steps, void *func)
> > >
> > > Which contains all the info necessary to do a sort. Means and other such
> > > functions could also be implemented that way.
> >
> > axis?
>
> I believe Travis is already selecting an axis to get the best cache usage,
> so it just needs a tweak. Axis = None is the special case.

So what is the benefit here? Why bother?

-- 
Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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