[Numpy-discussion] Assigning complex values to a real array

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Mar 7 04:18:42 CST 2009

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 04:10, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> 2009/3/7 Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>:
>> In [5]: z = zeros(3, int)
>> In [6]: z[1] = 1.5
>> In [7]: z
>> Out[7]: array([0, 1, 0])
> Blind moment, sorry.  So, what is your take -- should this kind of
> thing pass silently?

Downcasting data is a necessary operation sometimes. We explicitly
made a choice a long time ago to allow this.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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