[Numpy-discussion] ceil returns real ?
Wed Jul 28 12:02:16 CDT 2010
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:48, Alan G Isaac <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:26:36 +0200, Mark Bakker wrote:
>>> > I don't understand why ceil and floor return real values [snip]
>>> > Wouldn't an integer make more sense?
> On 7/28/2010 9:39 AM, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
>> Which integer? Only arbitrary-size integers (Python longs) are able to
>> span the whole floating-point range, but we don't necessarily want
>> to start returning object arrays, because of efficiency reasons.
> Makes sense. But couldn't a ``dtype`` argument still be useful?
Probably, but you would have to add it to all ufuncs.
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