The NumPy Fortran-ordering quiz

Travis Oliphant oliphant at
Wed Oct 18 17:23:17 CDT 2006

Charles R Harris wrote:

> Well, I knew that for numeric, but it was a good deal less obvious in 
> combo with the order keyword.  For instance, contiguous could change 
> its meaning to match up with FORTRAN, so that FORTRAN=True and 
> CONTIGUOUS=True meant Fortran contiguous, which was sort of what I was 
> thinking. Explicit never hurts.

Ahh, so you were confused by looking at flags for 1-d arrays (where 
indeed both CONTIGUOUS and FORTRAN can be True --- 1-d arrays that are 


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