[Numpy-discussion] [Fwd: [Matplotlib-users] warning: Numeric and amd64]

Stephen Walton stephen.walton at csun.edu
Fri Oct 1 11:43:06 CDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 09:43, John Hunter wrote:

> The root of the problem appears to be
>   >>> from RandomArray import standard_normal
>   >>> standard_normal(10)
>   array([  5.31046164e-315,   1.57997427e-314,
> I've have this gnawing feeling I've seen this before, but I can't
> remember ....

Those values look suspiciously like what one sees if one reads a
big-endian Float as little-endian or vice versa.  I saw similar numbers
recently when using pytables on a big-endian HDF5 (which generated a bug
report for numarray if you recall).

Is the Opteron big-endian?

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