[Numpy-discussion] Median again

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Tue Jan 29 18:48:43 CST 2008


Joris De Ridder wrote:
> 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).
>   

Yes.   That is the approach I prefer.  

-Travis



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