[Numpy-discussion] Logical indexing and higher-dimensional arrays.
Wed Feb 8 11:17:42 CST 2012
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Sturla Molden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 08.02.2012 15:49, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> This sort of thing would take time, but is not out of the question in my mind because I suspect the number of users and use-cases of "broadcasted" fancy-indexing is small.
I think I use it quite a bit, and I like that the broadcasting in
indexing is as flexible as the broadcasting of numpy arrays
x[np.arange(len(x)), np.arange(len(x))] gives the diagonal for example.
or picking a different element from each column, (I don't remember
where I used that)
It is surprising at first and takes some getting used to, but I think
it's pretty nice. On the other hand, I always avoid mixing slices and
indexes because of "strange" results.
> In Matlab this (misfeature?) is generally used to compensate for the
> lack of broadbasting. So many Matlab programmers manually broadcast by
> fancy indexing with an array of (boolean) ones (it's less verbose than
> reshape). But with broadcasting for binary array operators (NumPy and
> Fortran 90), this is never needed.
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