[SciPy-dev] python pow versus np.power

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Apr 2 12:29:16 CDT 2009


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 09:11,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> In stats distribution, I don't want exceptions to be raised for corner
> cases. In many places python builtin pow is used which cannot handle
> several cases.
> Until now I switched to the use of np.power for each individual case
> when there where problems.
>
> Is there any strong reason not to change all occurrences of pow to np.power?
> It would provide a more robust implementation, even if there is a
> small performance hit.

In scipy? Probably not. Go for it.

-- 
Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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