[Numpy-discussion] Is this a bug?

Chris Colbert sccolbert@gmail....
Fri Jul 31 17:30:30 CDT 2009


ahh, yeah I see now. Thanks!

nothing like making myself look the fool on a friday!

Cheers!

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Robert Kern<robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
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>
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