[Numpy-discussion] New functions.

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Thu Jun 2 04:17:54 CDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:42 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 9:35 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 1:49 AM, Mark Miller <markperrymiller@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Not quite. Bincount is fine if you have a set of approximately
>>> sequential numbers. But if you don't....
>> Even worse, it fails miserably if you sequential numbers but with a high shift.
>> np.bincount([100000001, 100000002]) # will take a lof of memory
>> Doing bincount with dict is faster in those cases.
> same with negative numbers, but in these cases I just subtract the min
> and we are back to the fast bincount case

Indeed, you can also deal with large numbers which are not consecutive
by using a lookup-table. All those methods are quite error-prone in
general, and reallly, there is no reason why bincount could not handle
the general case,



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