Converting bool to float

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at
Wed Nov 1 16:21:41 CST 2006

On 11/1/06, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
> > It looks like 1.0-x is doing the right thing.
> >
> > The problem is 1.0*x for matrices is going to float64.  For arrays it
> > returns float32 just like the 1.0-x
> Why is this the right thing? Python floats are float64.

Same question here. Float32 is a designer float for special occasions,
float64 is for everyday use.

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