[SciPy-user] extracting elements of a matrix using arrays as indices (SEGFAULT!)

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Thu May 22 01:58:35 CDT 2008

2008/5/22 Travis E. Oliphant <oliphant@enthought.com>:
> Michael Hearne wrote:
>> Thanks for the help - the method below works just fine in my real
>> application (which has nothing to do with setting elements of an array
>> to zero - that was just a simple example of something to _do_ with the
>> data being indexed).
>> However, I am still concerned about the larger problem of getting a
>> segfault using ANY method of indexing an array.  If it is user error
>> that is causing the problem, then shouldn't I get an exception that
>> tells me my syntax is somehow incorrect?
>> I've added SEGFAULT to the subject line in hopes that someone
>> responsible for the core NumPy code (Travis O., perhaps?) will take
>> notice and address the issue.  If that happens, once again, I'm happy
>> to help test on my version of NumPy wherever needed.
> Thank you for finding this bug.   It is a bug due to over-flow
> calculations causing a loop not to terminate correctly (therefore
> walking over available memory).   It should be fixed in latest SVN
> version of NumPy.

And many bonus points to you for fixing the bug, as well as adding a
regression test.


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