[Numpy-discussion] Is this a bug in repr ?
Tue Mar 15 13:10:41 CDT 2011
Robert Kern wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:39, Charles R Harris
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Yes, I think it is a bug. IIRC, it also shows up for object arrays.
> It's extremely long-standing, documented, intentional behavior dating
> back to Numeric.
> |1> import Numeric
> |2> a = Numeric.array( [ 16.50698631688883822 ] )
> |3> print repr(a)
> array([ 16.50698632])
> You can disagree with the feature, but it's not a bug.
So it is needed to maintain backward compatibility? (Still?)
In that case, would you agree that it is a bug for
assert_array_almost_equal to use repr() to display the arrays, since it
is printing identical values and saying they are different? Or is there
also a reason to do that?
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