[Numpy-discussion] Adding .abs() method to the array object

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Feb 23 14:33:21 CST 2013


On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Till Stensitzki <mail.till@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> i know that the array object is already crowded, but i would like
>> to see the abs method added, especially doing work on the console.
>> Considering that many much less used functions are also implemented
>> as a method, i don't think adding one more would be problematic.
>
> My gut feeling is that we have too many methods on ndarray, not too
> few, but in any case, can you elaborate? What's the rationale for why
> np.abs(a) is so much harder than a.abs(), and why this function and
> not other unary functions?

Or even abs(a).

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Robert Kern


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