[Numpy-discussion] Avoiding array-scalar arithmetic?
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Sep 14 18:40:56 CDT 2006
Ryan Gutenkunst wrote:
>Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>Ryan Gutenkunst wrote:
>>>I notice that numpy_array.item() will give me the first element as a
>>>normal scalar. Would it be possible for numpy_array.item(N) to return
>>>the Nth element of the array as a normal scalar?
>>Now this is an interesting idea. It would allow you to by-pass the
>>slow-indexing as well as the array scalar computation should you desire
>>it. I like it and am going to add it unless there are convincing
>Thanks for the quick response, but either there's a bug, or I'm using
>things wrong. It appears to work to work in the N-D case, but not 1-D. I
>looked at the change you made, but my grasp of the C-API is too weak to
>isolate the problem.
It's a silly bug. Please check out the latest SVN.
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