[Numpy-discussion] ValueError: cannot convert float to NaN to integer

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Jul 22 13:51:37 CDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 13:35, Keith Goodman<kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Ubuntu 9.04, python 2.6.2, numpy 1.2.1 this gives a ValueError:
> x = np.array([1,2,3])
> x[0] = np.nan
> ValueError: cannot convert float to NaN to integer
> But on Debian squeeze, python 2.5.4, numpy 1.2.1 the assignment works
> (well, the float nan is convert to the int 0):
> x[0] = np.nan
> x
>   array([0,1,2])
> The numpy version numbers are the same. Is this a python issue?

Probably. They rationalized a bunch of float behavior in Python 2.6,
and this may be a consequence of that. grep the Python sources for
that error message, or parts of it, to try to track down where it
comes from.

> BTW, is there a way to determine the svn revision number of numpy when
> installed from binary?

Not reliably, I don't think.

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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