[Numpy-discussion] Best representation for array of points, or, how to distinguish a Nx1 array of points from a Nx3 array of scalars

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Oct 4 11:47:40 CDT 2007

Edson Tadeu wrote:

> * Is there any field in the NumPy object where I can keep this
> information (the shape of the "element"), without creeping it with the
> dtype='(M,N)f8' representation I explained above?

There isn't. You could make a subclass that tracks this, but you would have to
implement it carefully to maintain the information.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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