[Numpy-discussion] numpy.filled, again
Robert Kern
robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Jun 29 16:25:22 CDT 2013
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 6/29/2013 3:00 PM, Nathaniel wrote:
> > any objections to np.full?
>
> Still curious:
> why isn't ``tile`` the right name?
> (It already exists.)
>
> >>> import numpy as np
> >>> np.tile(3.0, (2,3))
> array([[ 3., 3., 3.],
> [ 3., 3., 3.]])
>
> If someone explained this, sorry to
> have missed it.
It's implemented inefficiently.
It is aimed at a different use case (building up arrays from other arrays)
that only incidentally, and thus poorly, fulfils this one.
It has no relation to the empty()/ones()/zeros() line of functions. In
particular, tile_like() would make no sense.
Being aimed at a different use case, it will be more difficult to find for
people who are not familiar with numpy's entire API. It will be an isolated
idiom rather than a natural completion of the existing APIs.
I can probably think of others if I really get going, but I think we're
about at the point of diminishing returns.
--
Robert Kern
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/29/2013 3:00 PM, Nathaniel wrote:
> > any objections to np.full?
>
> Still curious:
> why isn't ``tile`` the right name?
> (It already exists.)
>
> >>> import numpy as np
> >>> np.tile(3.0, (2,3))
> array([[ 3., 3., 3.],
> [ 3., 3., 3.]])
>
> If someone explained this, sorry to
> have missed it.
>
> Alan
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Robert Kern
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