[Numpy-discussion] Is this a bug?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Jul 31 17:20:06 CDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 17:15, Chris Colbert<sccolbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> Numpy 1.3
>
> In [1]: import numpy as np
>
> In [2]: a = np.zeros(5).fill(5)
>
> In [3]: a
>
> In [4]: type(a)
> Out[4]: <type 'NoneType'>
>
> In [5]: a = np.zeros(5)
>
> In [6]: a.fill(5)
>
> In [7]: a
> Out[7]: array([ 5.,  5.,  5.,  5.,  5.])
>
>
> What i'm trying to do may not be the best way, but I think it should
> still have worked.
>
> Thoughts?

Not a bug. As you can see from In[6], .fill() does not return anything
(except the obligatory None). This is just like how list.sort()
returns None.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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