[Numpy-discussion] cummax

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Sep 23 10:07:37 CDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Nissim Karpenstein <nissimk@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I want a cummax function where given an array inp it returns this:
> numpy.array([inp[:i].max() for i in xrange(1,len(inp)+1)]).
> Various python versions equivalent to the above are quite slow (though a
> single python loop is much faster than a python loop with a nested numpy C
> loop as shown above).
> I have numpy 1.3.0 source.  It looks to me like I could add cummax function
> by simply adding PyArray_CumMax to multiarraymodule.c which would be the
> same as PyArray_Max except it would call PyArray_GenericAccumulateFunction
> instead of PyArray_GenericReduceFunction.  Also add array_cummax to
> arraymethods.c.
> Is there interest in adding this function to numpy?  If so, I will check
> out the latest code and try to check in these changes.
> If not, how can I write my own Python module in C that adds this UFunc and
> still gets to reuse the code in PyArray_GenericReduceFunction?
It's already available

In [5]: a = arange(10)

In [6]: a[5:] = 0

In [7]: maximum.accumulate(a)
Out[7]: array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4])

PyArray_Max is there because it is an ndarray method.

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