[Numpy-discussion] why type(array(1).tolist()) is int?

dmitrey dmitrey.kroshko@scipy....
Wed Oct 1 08:57:26 CDT 2008


Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On 10/1/2008 9:04 AM dmitrey apparently wrote:
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>> why array(1).tolist() returns 1? I expected to get [1] instead.
>>     
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> I guess I would expect it not to work at all.
> Given that it does work, this seems the best result.
> What list shape matches the shape of a 0-d array?
>
> What is the use case that makes this seem wrong?
>   
Because I just expect something.tolist() return *Type* list, not *Type* 
integer.  tolist documentation says "Return the array as a list or 
nested lists" and nothing about possibility to return anything else.

As for my situation I store the list in my data field and then call
for item from prob.my_list: do_something()

D.
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