[Numpy-discussion] Re: reshape and ravel methods of arrays now return views or raise error

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 22:11:01 CST 2006

Charles R Harris wrote:
> On 3/28/06, *Zachary Pincus* <zpincus at stanford.edu
> <mailto:zpincus at stanford.edu>> wrote:
>     Let me give a more concrete example, pulled from some code I was
>     actually using.
>     The code is obviously a bit flawed, but it worked fine with numpy up
>     until today. Now it breaks when a and b aren't both c-strided:
>     def distance_squared(a, b):
>          return numpy.sum( (a.ravel() - b.ravel())**2 )
> def distance_squared(a,b)
>     return ((a - b)**2).sum()
> The function should probably throw an error if a and b don't have the
> same shape and order and now it does.

Does it?

In [55]: def distance_squared(a, b):
   ....:     return ((a - b) ** 2).sum()

In [56]: distance_squared(arange(5), arange(3)[:,newaxis])
Out[56]: 55

Robert Kern
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