[Numpy-discussion] unexpected behavior with allclose( scalar, empty array)

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jan 3 14:06:37 CST 2008

Andrew Straw wrote:
> Apologies if I've missed the discussion of this, but I was recently
> surprised by the following behavior (in svn trunk 4673). The following
> code runs without triggering the assertion.
> import numpy as np
> print np.__version__
> a=np.int32(42)
> b=np.array([],dtype=np.int32)
> assert np.allclose(a,b)
> Is this expected behavior of numpy or is this a bug I should report?

Bug, I think.

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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