[Numpy-discussion] users point of view and ufuncs

Sasha ndarray at mac.com
Thu Aug 24 08:27:46 CDT 2006

On 8/24/06, Bill Baxter <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
>[snip] it would be
> nice to add a concise definition of "ufunc" to the numpy glossary:
> http://www.scipy.org/Numpy_Glossary.


> Can anyone come up with such a definition?

I copied the definition from the old Numeric manual.

>  Here's my stab at it:
>        ufunc:  A function that operates element-wise on arrays.
This is not entirely correct.  Ufuncs operate on anything that can be
passed to asarray: arrays, python lists, tuples or scalars.

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