[Numpy-discussion] isn't it a bug in array.fill()?

Keith Goodman kwgoodman@gmail....
Fri Aug 29 12:51:50 CDT 2008


On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:42 AM, dmitrey <dmitrey.kroshko@scipy.org> wrote:
>
> Keith Goodman wrote:
>> Yeah, I do stuff like that too. fill works in place so it returns None.
>>
>>
>>>> x = np.array([1,2])
>>>> x.fill(10)
>>>> x
>>>>
>>    array([10, 10])
>>
>>>> x = x.fill(10)  # <-- Danger!
>>>> print x
>>>>
>> None
>>
> Since result "None" is never used it would be better to return reference
> to the modified array, ...

I like that idea. A lot of numpy functions return a reference to the
modified array when the output array (out) is specified.


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