[Numpy-discussion] nan, warning and error modes

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Feb 27 01:16:46 CST 2007

David Cournapeau wrote:
> Hi,
>     I am developing some numpy code, which sometimes fail because of 
> nan. This is likely to be due to some bad coding on my side, and as such 
> any NaN is a bug for this particular piece of code.
>     Is there a way to get a warning when the first Nan is detected in 
> the code (or even a faulty assertion) ? It looks like there are some 
> variables/functions related to that in numpy, but I didn't find any 
> useful document on the matter, either in the numpy book nor on the scipy 
> website.


Described in section "9.1.4 Error Handling" of the _Guide to NumPy_ (dated

Robert Kern

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