[SciPy-user] single elements and arrays

Gideon Simpson grs2103@columbia....
Mon Jun 30 12:45:29 CDT 2008

Suppose I have a function foo

def foo(x):

and i have written foo in a vectorized fashion such that x can be a  
numpy array of #'s.  But suppose I also want to be able to do


where i am interested in the value at a single point.

Is there an easy way to handle both cases?  Should I just not permit  
this sort of ambiguity (force everything to be an array)?


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