[Numpy-discussion] Getting the indexes of the myarray.min()
perry at stsci.edu
Thu May 13 12:43:01 CDT 2004
> Russell E Owen wrote:
> At 9:27 AM -0400 2004-05-13, Perry Greenfield wrote:
> >... One has to trade off the number of such functions
> >against the speed savings. Another example is getting max and min values
> >for an array. I've long thought that this is so often done they could
> >be done in one pass. There isn't a function that does this yet though.
> Statistics is another area where multiple return values could be of
> interest -- one may want the mean and std dev, and making two passes
> is wasteful (since some of the same info needs to be computed both
> A do-all function that computes min, min location, max, max location,
> mean and std dev all at once would be nice (especially if the
> returned values were accessed by name, rather than just being a tuple
> of values, so they could be referenced safely and readably).
> -- Russell
We will definitely add something like this for 1.0 or 1.1.
(but probably for min and max location, it will just be
for the first encountered).
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