[Numpy-discussion] unexpected downcast
Wed Feb 13 15:27:48 CST 2008
Robert Kern wrote:
> That's just what asfarray is designed to do. If you don't give it a dtype, it
> uses float64.
For the record, it upcasts float32 arrays also.
So why does it exist at all? Is is just syntactic sugar for:
Which kind of seems to be not worth it.
If, on the other hand, it meant:
"make this a floating point array, but keep the input precision if it's
already a float type", that could be useful (and not completely trivial
to write yourself).
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