[Numpy-discussion] Why is the shape of a singleton array the empty tuple?

Ian Mallett geometrian@gmail....
Sun Mar 7 00:26:45 CST 2010


On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 9:46 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks, Ian.  I already figured out how to make it not so, but I still want
> to understand the design reasoning behind it being so in the first place
> (thus the use of the question "why (is it so)," not "how (to make it
> different)").
>
Well, I can't help you with that.  I would also ask why this design even
exists?   Equating an array with a single number doesn't make sense to me.
Ian
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