[Numpy-discussion] can't resize ndarray subclass

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Tue Feb 28 13:25:14 CST 2006

Zachary Pincus wrote:

> However a new problem has me nearly tearing my hair out. Calling the  
> resize method on an instance of such a subclass works fine. However,  
> calling a method that calls 'self.resize' breaks! And worse, it  
> breaks in such a way that then subsequent calls to resize also break.

In SVN version of numpy, there is a new keyword argument to resize 
(refcheck).  If this keyword argument is 0 (it defaults to 1), the 
reference-count check is not performed.  Thus, if you are sure that your 
array has not exposed it's memory to another object, then you can set 
refcheck=0 and the resize will proceed.

If you really did expose your memory to another object, this could lead 
to segfaults in exactly the same way that exposing the memory to a 
Python array (array module) and then later resizing (which Python 
currently allows) would cause problems.

Be careful...


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