[Numpy-discussion] bug in oldnumeric.ma

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Mon May 12 11:04:24 CDT 2008

2008/5/12 Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com>:
>  I fixed the power function in numpy.ma following Anne's suggestion: compute
>  first, mask the problems afterwards. It's a quick and dirty fix that crashes
>  if the user has set its error system to raise an exception on invalid
>  (np.seterr(invalid='raise')), but it works otherwise and keeps subclasses
>  (such as TimeSeries).
>  I will have to modify the .__pow__ method so that ma.power is called: right
>  now, a**b calls ndarray(a).__pow__(b), which may yield NaNs and Infs.
>  What should I do with oldnumeric.ma.power ? Try to fix it the same way, or
>  leave the bug ? I'm not that enthusiastic to have to debug the old package,
>  but if it's part of the job...

We should leave the oldnumeric.ma package alone.  Even if its `power`
is broken, some packages may depend on it.  We'll provide it in 1.2
for backward compatibility, and get rid of it after 1.3.


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