[SciPy-user] assign to diagonal values?
Wed Jul 1 13:38:49 CDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:21, Scott David Daniels<Scott.Daniels@acm.org> wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 16:26, Alan G Isaac <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 16:02, Alan G Isaac wrote:
>>>>> On 1/31/2008 1:37 AM Anne Archibald apparently wrote:
>>>>> Will that work with range objects (in Python 3)?
>>> On 5/23/2009 5:05 PM Robert Kern apparently wrote:
>>>> No. The automatic conversion to arrays does not consume iterators (nor
>>>> will it when we port to Python 3).
>>> Sure, but range objects are not iterators.
>>> They are "almost" sequences.
>> The answer is still no. Perhaps someone will write special support for
>> that type when we do the Python 3 port, but there's nothing in numpy
>> that would make it work automatically. For example, xrange() does not
>> work as an index with the current numpy.
> Well, ranges are more capable than you think in Python 3:
> v = range(25)
> print (v, v, v, v)
> 3 0 22 range(0, 25)
No, they are exactly as capable as I think, i.e. as capable as
xrange() is in Python 2:
In : v = xrange(25)
In : print v, v, v, v
3 0 22 xrange(25)
Quite simply, numpy does not support arbitrary sequences and
sequence-like objects as indices. If the eventual numpy port to Python
3 supports range() objects as indices, it will be because someone will
have written special code for it.
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