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

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu May 22 10:08:18 CDT 2008

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 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.
I did that just for you even if it was a bleary-eyed 1:30 am ;-)


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