Robert Kern robert.kern at
Wed Oct 18 11:55:51 CDT 2006

Christian Kristukat wrote:
> Hi,
> it seems that -1 as axis parameter is interpreted like in array indexing, i.e.
> -1 means the last axis rather than meaning the only axis of the flattened
> representation, like for example with take().
> Is that intendend?

take(axis=-1) also goes over the last axis. axis=None operates over the 
flattened array. axis=None is the default for take(), but axis=-1 is default for 
sort() since axis=None doesn't make much sense for an inplace operation and is 
not permitted.

Robert Kern

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