[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #645: maskedarray extrema operations break on non-array types

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Mon Jan 14 12:41:18 CST 2008

#645: maskedarray extrema operations break on non-array types
 Reporter:  bsulman  |       Owner:  somebody           
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  1.0.5              
Component:  Other    |     Version:  none               
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:  maskedarray extrema
 Extrema operations in maskedarray raise an exception when used on a non-
 array object.  Example:

 In [1]: import maskedarray as ma

 In [2]: import numpy.core.ma as MA

 In [3]: l=[1,2,3]

 In [4]: max(l)
 Out[4]: 3

 In [5]: MA.maximum(l)
 Out[5]: 3

 In [6]: ma.max(l)
 <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>        Traceback (most recent call

 /home/bsulman/<ipython console> in <module>()

 /home/bsulman/lib/python/maskedarray/core.py in max(obj, axis, out)
    2386         raise TypeError("Output arrays Unsupported for masked
    2387     if axis is None:
 -> 2388         return maximum(obj)
    2389     else:
    2390         return maximum.reduce(obj, axis)

 /home/bsulman/lib/python/maskedarray/core.py in __call__(self, a, b)
    2307         "Executes the call behavior."
    2308         if b is None:
 -> 2309             return self.reduce(a)
    2310         return where(self.compare(a, b), a, b)
    2311     #.........

 /home/bsulman/lib/python/maskedarray/core.py in reduce(self, target, axis)
    2317         else:
    2318             kargs = {}
 -> 2319             target = target.ravel()
    2320             if not (m is nomask):
    2321                 m = m.ravel()

 <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>: 'list' object has no attribute 'ravel'

 The maskedarray version of _extrema_operation.reduce (line 2535 in
 branches/maskedarray/numpy/ma/core.py) calls target.ravel() for axis=None.
 (I'm using the older scipy.sandbox version of maskedarray but the line
 number I gave is for the maskedarray branch version and the problem still
 appears to be there.)  This is a problem because doing a
 {{{ from maskedarray import * }}}
 will break the builtin max and min functions for non-array objects.

 Probably the easiest fix is just to call array(object) in reduce?


Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/645>
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