[Numpy-discussion] Median again

Joris De Ridder Joris.DeRidder@ster.kuleuven...
Tue Jan 29 18:32:50 CST 2008


On 30 Jan 2008, at 00:32, Travis E. Oliphant wrote:

> Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>>>>> median moved mediandim0
>>>>>> implementation of medianwithaxis or similar, with same call
>>>>>> signature as mean.
>>>>>>
>>
>> But - for the median function change - do we agree that this should  
>> be
>> changed?  I think it is a significant wart in the numpy API, and has
>> caught quite a few people...
>>
> I'm fine with a median API change for 1.1.
>
> We can add the axis keyword for 1.0.5 as long as the default stays the
> same.  We can also add the other keywords as well if appropriate
> defaults can be determined.

Do you mean creating a median(a, axis=0) for 1.0.5, and changing it to  
median(a,axis=None) for 1.1? (Modulo other keywords).

Joris



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