[SciPy-dev] complex data type

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Oct 27 11:45:58 CDT 2005


Christopher Hanley wrote:

>Hi Travis,
>
>While working on the records port I have run into some confusion over 
>the handling of the "complex" data type.  I would like to know if 
>numarray's Complex32 is equivalent to a complex32 in scipy_Core?  When 
>you say complex32, are both the real and imaginary parts each 32 bits in 
>size?
>
>  
>
No.  Complex32 is for backwards compatibility only and it is equivalent 
to complex64

Bit-widths should be bit-widths for the whole type.

complex64 and complex128   are the preferred bit-width names now.

There is no complex32.

-Travis




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