[Numpy-discussion] small suggestion for numpy.testing utils

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Sun Feb 22 14:22:15 CST 2009


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am using numpy's assert_array_equal and assert_array_almost_equal to unit
> test my physical quantities package. I made a single minor change to
> assert_array_compare that I think might make these functions more useful to
> ndarray subclasses, and thought maybe they could be useful to numpy itself.
> I tried applying this diff to numpy and running the test suite, and instead
> of 9 known failures I got 1 known failure, 11 skips, 2 errors and 2
> failures. Perhaps it is possible that by not forcing the input arrays to be
> ndarray instances, some additional numpy features are exposed.
>
> Thanks,
> Darren
>
> $ svn diff
> Index: numpy/testing/utils.py
> ===================================================================
> --- numpy/testing/utils.py      (revision 6370)
> +++ numpy/testing/utils.py      (working copy)
> @@ -240,9 +240,9 @@
>
>  def assert_array_compare(comparison, x, y, err_msg='', verbose=True,
>                           header=''):
> -    from numpy.core import asarray, isnan, any
> -    x = asarray(x)
> -    y = asarray(y)
> +    from numpy.core import array, isnan, any
> +    x = array(x, copy=False, subok=True)
> +    y = array(y, copy=False, subok=True)
>
>      def isnumber(x):
>          return x.dtype.char in '?bhilqpBHILQPfdgFDG'
>

Actually, my svn checkout was not up to date. With this patch applied, I get
1 known failure and 11 skips.
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