[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #518: a.var(), a.std(), and a.mean() return incorrect type when no axis specified

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Mon May 21 04:08:24 CDT 2007


#518: a.var(), a.std(), and a.mean() return incorrect type when no axis specified
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 Reporter:  charris                   |        Owner:  somebody     
     Type:  defect                    |       Status:  closed       
 Priority:  normal                    |    Milestone:  1.0.3 Release
Component:  numpy.core                |      Version:  none         
 Severity:  normal                    |   Resolution:  wontfix      
 Keywords:  return type var std mean  |  
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Comment (by stefan):

 While I understand Travis' reasoning, this is pretty bizarre from a user's
 point of view.  Would it be difficult to divide the result (when axis is
 specified) by a Python double of 1, to ensure the same output type?  If
 so, we should at least update the documentation for this not-so-special
 special case.

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