[Numpy-discussion] repr and object arrays

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Sep 30 21:52:47 CDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 21:45, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> It seems that repr applied do an object array does not provide the info
> needed to recreate it:
> In [22]: y = array([Decimal(1)]*2)
> In [23]: repr(y)
> Out[23]: 'array([1, 1], dtype=object)'
> And of course, there is going to be a problem with arrays of more than one
> dimension anyway. But I wonder if this should be fixed?

Using repr() instead of str() for the items would probably be wise.

Robert Kern

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