[Numpy-discussion] Re: Bypassing a[2].item()?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 14:20:02 CDT 2006

Ryan Gutenkunst wrote:

> So questions:
> 1) I haven't followed the details of the array scalar discussions. Is it
> anticipated that array scalar arithmetic will eventually be as fast as
> arithmetic in native python types?

More or less, if I'm not mistaken. This ticket is aimed at that:


> 2) If not, is it possible to get a "pure" scalar directly from an array
> in one function call?

float(x[0]) seems to be faster on my PowerBook.

Robert Kern
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