[Numpy-discussion] ndarray of complex-like data

Brecht Machiels brecht.machiels@esat.kuleuven...
Wed Feb 17 02:43:37 CST 2010

Robert Kern wrote:
>>> 2) Subclass the ndarray to do what you want.
>> I have subclassed ndarray, but I'm not sure how to continue from there.
>> I was thinking of overriding __getitem__ and casting the complex to my
>> complex subclass. Would that be the way to go? How would that work with
>> slices?
> I strongly recommend simply implementing an arg() function that works
> on both arrays and and complex objects. Then just use abs() and arg()
> instead of trying to get instances of your class and using their
> attributes.

Hmm. I hadn't thought of that option. I guess this makes more sense as 
this can than also operate on arrays like you say.

Still, it would be interesting to know whether it's possible to have an 
ndarray subclass return instances of my complex subclass, preferably 
without having to copy the complex data (which would occur if I were to 
implement this behaviour by overriding __getitem__ as described above). 
But I assume that would require a user-defined type written in C?


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