[Numpy-discussion] list dtype?
Mark Wendell
mark.wendell@gmail....
Sun Jul 19 17:19:04 CDT 2009
Sorry for being a newbie about it, but could you provide an example?
I was able to do this:
d = np.dtype( {'names':['mylist'], 'formats':[np.object]})
but I'm not sure if that's the correct way to produce a python list-type dtype.
Further, how do I then define a new array with that as a dtype?
When I do this:
a = np.array( (5,5), dtype = d)
I get the error:
ValueError: size of tuple must match number of fields.
Any help appreciated. Thanks!
Mark
On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM, Robert Kern<robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 11:22, Mark Wendell<mark.wendell@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to create a dtype that is a list of arbitrary length?
>
> Use the object dtype.
>
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