[Numpy-discussion] small suggestion for numpy.testing utils

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Sun Feb 22 18:02:25 CST 2009

2009/2/23 Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za>
> wrote:
>> Hi Darren
>> 2009/2/22 Darren Dale <dsdale24@gmail.com>:
>> > I am using numpy's assert_array_equal and assert_array_almost_equal to
>> > unit
>> > test my physical quantities package. I made a single minor change to
>> > assert_array_compare that I think might make these functions more useful
>> > to
>> > ndarray subclasses, and thought maybe they could be useful to numpy
>> > itself.
>> Your patch makes good sense.  I applied it in r6457.  I'll keep an eye
>> on the thread to see if anyone else has further comments.
> Pierre just drew my attention to asanyarray, I think that would have been a
> better choice for my patch.

Asanyarray is just

    return array(a, dtype, copy=False, order=order, subok=True)

with default values for dtype=None and order=None.  I think your
original suggestion more clearly shows what the function is meant to


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