[Numpy-discussion] C API freeze and review

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Mar 10 08:10:06 CST 2011


On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Charles R Harris <
charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Ralf Gommers <
> ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> In preparation for making a 1.6.x branch, I just updated the C API
>> version. Please do not add any more functions before the branch is
>> created.
>>
>> Over 70 new functions and types were added, we should also review if
>> all those are necessary and if they are documented. Below is a list of
>> all new objects (generated with attached script), and an indication of
>> those items being documented.
>>
>> Most function are from the new iterator, are they all necessary?
>>
>> And can the authors of the items with missing docs please write some?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Ralf
>>
>>
>> NpyIter_Type
>> PyDatetimeArrType_Type
>> PyHalfArrType_Type
>> PyTimeIntegerArrType_Type
>> PyTimedeltaArrType_Type
>>
>> NpyIter_Copy                            YES
>> NpyIter_CreateCompatibleStrides
>> NpyIter_Deallocate                      YES
>> NpyIter_DebugPrint
>> NpyIter_GetAxisStrideArray              YES
>> NpyIter_GetBufferSize                   YES
>> NpyIter_GetDataPtrArray                 YES
>> NpyIter_GetDescrArray                   YES
>> NpyIter_GetGetCoords                    YES
>> NpyIter_GetIndexPtr                     YES
>> NpyIter_GetInitialDataPtrArray
>> NpyIter_GetInnerFixedStrideArray        YES
>> NpyIter_GetInnerLoopSizePtr             YES
>> NpyIter_GetInnerStrideArray             YES
>> NpyIter_GetIterIndex                    YES
>> NpyIter_GetIterIndexRange               YES
>> NpyIter_GetIterNext                     YES
>> NpyIter_GetIterSize                     YES
>> NpyIter_GetIterView                     YES
>> NpyIter_GetNDim                         YES
>> NpyIter_GetNIter                        YES
>> NpyIter_GetOperandArray                 YES
>> NpyIter_GetReadFlags                    YES
>> NpyIter_GetShape                        YES
>> NpyIter_GetWriteFlags                   YES
>> NpyIter_GotoCoords                      YES
>>
>
> I'd like to rename this something like  NpyIter_GotoMultiIndex,
> NpyIter_GotoPolyIndex, or some such. We need a name for extended indices.
> Suggestions?
>
>
Maybe the following terms?

Index -- single index
FlatIndex -- single index into raveled array
FullIndex -- [1,2,3]
FancyIndex -- fancy index

<snip>

Chuck
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