[Numpy-discussion] in(np.nan) on python 2.6

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Thu Dec 4 15:17:50 CST 2008

josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
>>> Raise a ValueError (even in 2.5, therefore risking to break something)

+1 as well

> it took me a while to figure out that some
> mysteriously appearing zeros were nans that were silently converted
> during casting to int.

and this is why -- a zero is a perfectly valid and useful number, NaN 
should never get cast to a zero (or any other valid number) unless the 
user explicitly asks it to be.

I think the right choice was made for python 2.6 here.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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