[Numpy-discussion] ANN: NumPy 1.7.0b2 release
Mon Sep 24 19:27:52 CDT 2012
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Nathaniel Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Charles R Harris
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Frédéric Bastien <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I tested this new beta on Theano and discovered an interface change
>>> that was not there in the beta 1.
>>> New behavior:
>>> Old behavior:
>>> This break some Theano code that look like this:
>>> import numpy
>>> out = numpy.zeros(out_shape, int)
>>> for i in numpy.ndindex(*shape):
>>> out[i] = random_state.permutation(5)
>>> I suppose this is an regression as the only mention of ndindex in the
>>> first email of this change is that it is faster.
>> I think this problem has been brought up on the list. It is interesting that
>> it turned up after the first beta. Could you do a bisection to discover
>> which commit is responsible?
> No need, the problem is already known. It was introduced by that
> ndindex speed up patch, PR #393, which was backported into the first
> beta as well. There's a follow-up patch in PR #445 that fixes both of
> these issues, though it also exposes some more fundamental issues with
> the nditer API, so there's lots of discussion there about if we want
> some more changes... this is a good summary:
> For 1.7 purposes though the bottom line is that we already have
> multiple acceptable solutions, so both the issues reported here should
> definitely be fixed.
Should we just remove (revert) this PR #393 patch from the release branch?
It shouldn't have been there in the first place, the only reason I included it
is because other patches depended on it and I would have to fix collisions,
and we thought it would be harmless to just include it. Which turned out
to be a mistake, for which I apologize.
That way we'll feel confident that the branch works, and we can get the right
solution into master and test it there.
So I am actually convinced I should simply revert this patch in the
Let me know what you think.
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