[Numpy-discussion] What type should / return in python 3k when applied to two integer types?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Aug 27 14:43:33 CDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:24, Charles R
> Harris<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm thinking double. There is a potential loss of precision for 64 bit
> ints
> > but nothing else seems reasonable for a default. Thoughts?
>
> Python int / Python int => Python float
>
> no matter how many decimal places the two ints have. I also say double.
>

What about //?

In [1]: x = ones(1, dtype=uint64)

In [2]: y = ones(1, dtype=int64)

In [3]: floor_divide(x,y).dtype
Out[3]: dtype('float64')

Chuck
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