# [SciPy-user] Unexpected behavior (bug?): scipy x Numeric.argmin

krivilli at unberwoot.net krivilli at unberwoot.net
Sun Oct 10 15:01:33 CDT 2004

```HI,

-I got myself confused by a strange (for me at least) 'problem' since I
don’t  know much about Numpy and how, sometimes, some operations that
seems to be the same, aren’t (like matrix[i,j] instead of matrix[i][j]).

-So let me show what my problem is:

####################
import Numeric

def MakeLC(matrix,vz):
tmp=matrix>=vz # boolean matrix
tmp=Numeric.argmin(tmp,0)

print tmp

if __name__=="__main__":

Matrix = [
Numeric.zeros(20),
Numeric.array([-0.0123,-0.0156,-0.0199,-0.0254,-0.0267,-0.0285,-0.313,-0.376,-0.0475,-0.0534,-0.0578,-0.0634,-0.0679,-0.0735,-0.0879,-0.0981,-0.112,-0.115,-0.116,-0.118]),
Numeric.array([0.0023,
0.0056,0.0099,0.0054,0.0067,0.0085,0.013,0.076,0.0075,0.0034,0.0078,0.0034,0.0079,0.0035,0.0079,0.0081,0.012,0.015,0.016,0.018]),
Numeric.array([0.0103,0.0106,0.0109,0.0204,0.0207,0.0205,0.303,0.306,0.0405,0.0504,0.0508,0.0604,0.0609,0.0705,0.0809,0.0901,0.102,0.105,0.106,0.108]),
Numeric.array([0.1120,0.1006,0.1009,0.1004,0.1007,0.1200,0.100,0.206,0.2405,0.2504,0.2508,0.2604,0.2609,0.2705,0.2809,0.3081,0.302,0.335,0.306,0.318]),
Numeric.array([0.0983,0.0876,0.0854,0.0834,0.0813,0.0798,0.776,0.071,0.0678,0.0630,0.0634,0.0610,0.0588,0.0564,0.0580,0.0522,0.050,0.048,0.040,0.036])]
Matrix = Numeric.array(Matrix)

LC=MakeLC(Matrix,-0.0564)

####################

-Output for this is:

[0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1]

-But when I have "import scipy" on the head of file like in:

####################
import scipy
import Numeric

.
.
.
(rest is identical)

-The output is now:

[0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]

-The same occurs even if I don’t use 'import Numeric' and use

-The 'problem' seems to go away when we replace in Numeric.py, the
following line (line:295, Numpy version 23.5)

295c295
<     a = -array(a, copy=0)
---
>     a = -1*array(a, copy=0)

-Any hint is welcome!

regards,

-- roberto janny (krivilli)

```