[SciPy-user] Operations on Arrays in SciPy
Robert Kern
robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Dec 11 15:19:32 CST 2007
Lorenzo Isella wrote:
> Dear All,
> A probably quick question: SciPy's arrays are objects with methods,
> are they not?
Yes.
> For instance, consider the following:
> import scipy as s
> z=s.arange(30)
> mean_z=s.mean(z)
> mean_z_2=z.mean()
>
> Is there a reason why one way of operating on the array should be
> preferable?
scipy.mean() can accept anything that can be converted to an array, like a list
of numbers.
> Is it the same thing to work out the mean of z as mean_z or mean_z_2?
Yes.
--
Robert Kern
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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