[SciPy-user] histogram bug ?

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Fri Dec 30 14:32:00 CST 2005


On Fri, 30 Dec 2005, Alan G Isaac apparently wrote: 
> should a.sort() violate Pythonic expectations by returning a? 

Rephrasing:

Currently scipy core does not follow the Python or numarray 
convention of having the sort method sort the array in place
and return None.  Instead it returns a sorted copy of the 
old array, and leaves the old array untouched.

This seems like a sure "gotcha".

Perhaps it would be better to follow the Python and numarray 
convention for the `sort` method and have a new sorted() 
method handle the current behavior.

fwiw,
Alan Isaac





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